LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Students will rally in Frankfort on Monday in support of the Crown Act.
The Crown Act is legislation to ensure protection against discrimination based on race-based hairstyles by extending statutory protection to hair texture and protective styles such as braids, locs, twists and knots in the workplace and public schools.
A group of young Black students and supporters celebrated their crowns Saturday where leaders encouraged the group to talk about their hair and The Crown Act.
“Oh, I feel like a proud mother. They are phenomenal. They work so hard. It’s just wonderful to see that their ideas are able to come to fruition. It’s just beautiful,” Nyree Clayton, co-director for Justice Now, said.
The CROWN Act is an acronym for Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair and was created by the Crown Coalition and Dove.
Monday’s rally is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. on the steps of the State Capitol.
To learn more about the CROWN Act, click here.