July 3, 2023
National Crown Day
Monday, July 3, 2023
The CROWN Act was created in 2019 out of a need to celebrate natural hair in the workplace and schools. The CROWN Act, which stands for “Create a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair,” is a law that prohibits race-based hair discrimination, which is the denial of employment and educational opportunities because of hair texture or protective hairstyles including braids, locks, twists or bantu knots., the act was created to ensure protection against discrimination based on race-based hairstyles by extending statutory protection to hair texture and protective styles such as braids, locks, twists, and knots in the workplace and public schools.
National Crown Day is a national movement. It was declared and celebrated to elevate the public discourse on race-based hair discrimination and galvanize supporters and active advocates to #PassTheCROWN. Observed for the first time on Saturday, July 3, 2021, National CROWN Day is a day of solidarity for the human rights of Black women, men and children to wear their natural hair boldly and proudly, without the fear of being discriminated against. This special holiday commemorates the inaugural signing of the CROWN Act (July 3, 2019) while mobilizing the nation to “Create a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair” by passing the CROWN Act nationwide and making National CROWN Day the hallmark of the CROWN Act movement to end race-based hair discrimination once and for all.