Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Favorite Quotations: James Solomon

" I began to see magazine pictures of people with these big Afros. You can't imagine what it was like when you were brought up all your life to think something is your primary aesthetic and then you see the cover of Ebony with this person with puffed-out nappy hair. It was a strange feeling because part of me was like ' Should I like this?' and the other part of me said, ' Boy, I really like this!' It was like a natural supercharge."

- James Solomon, reflecting on his memories in 1968, when he was still stationed in the U.S. Army base in Germany.

Solomon also stated that he thought the Afro style was " more than anything else representing the opening of information of what Black people were doing."

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