About World Afro Day
In 2017, the first-ever World Afro Day took place on September 15th. Since then, this special day has taken place to help girls and women feel positive about their natural hair.
World Afro Day founder Michelle De Leon was infuriated when the state of Alabama in the United States passed a law allowing companies to deny jobs to people with dreadlocks. The law was passed on September 15th 2016 and one year later on the exact same date, De Leon’s hard work saw the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights endorse the first ever World Afro Day.Find out more