10 Pivotal Moments In Black Women’s Hair History

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Viola Davis Rocks the Red Carpet With Her Afro at the Academy Awards (2012)

Viola Davis looked resplendent in her coppery cropped hairdo at the 84th Academy Awards, where she was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in “The Help.” Ultimately, she lost to another incredibly talented actress, her friend Meryl Streep, but Viola’s decision to embrace her natural curls at such a prestigious red carpet ceremony was a win for black women the world over.

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