Black Hair and Storytelling as a Form of Social Activism

St. Clair Detrick-Jules
04 Apr 2023
7:00 PM
Great Hall, Memorial Union
  • Black Graduate Student Association
  • Black Student Alliance
  • African Students Association
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • Black Faculty Staff Association
  • Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)
  • University Library

St. Clair Detrick-Jules is an award-winning filmmaker, photographer, author, and activist. She captures personal stories and intimate moments centering Black liberation, immigrant justice, and women's rights. An Afro-Caribbean artist who remains rooted in her community, St. Clair grounds her work in radical love, joy, and the knowledge that a more just world is possible. 

St. Clair has a BA from Brown University in French and Francophone Studies. She has been featured in The Washington Post, Washingtonian Magazine, BuzzFeed News, Allure Magazine, Byrdie, and NPR's Strange Fruit, among others. Her debut book, My Beautiful Black Hair: 101 Natural Hair Stories from the Sisterhood, showcases the photographs and stories of Black women embracing their crowns. St. Clair currently resides in her hometown of Washington, DC. 

This event was recorded and will be available for two weeks on the Lectures website at

The ISU Book Store will be at the event selling copies of Detrick-Jules' book.