Willie Morrow, an Afro Pick inventor, has died at the age of82

Willie Morrow, an Afro Pick inventor, has died at the age of82 ...

Willie Lee Morrow, an entrepreneur, barber, inventor, inventor of the Afro pick, and pioneer of the Jheri Curl hairstyle, has died at the age of 82.

Morrow was born on October 9, 1939 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Once a kid, Morrow traveled to San Diego (later referred to as the Harlem of the West) where he discovered an abundance of growth opportunities. The Black icon taught himself the basics of barbering and sciences like chemistry and used these abilities to build his hair care business.

Morrow wanted to use the hair care products he developed in the 1960s and 70s to help San Diego's Black community, create opportunities, and provide support to his people.

Morrow began his career as a barber in a California city. He began to capitalize on his popularity as a cut specialist, launched a hair care business, and invented styling staples such as the Afro Pick and the Blow Out Comb.

Willie used the profits from his barbershop and hair product business to fuel his desire to build his own media business. Using the same commercial building as his barbershop, Willie started his own radio station and newspaper business, providing opportunities for Black people and Black business owners.

Cheryl Morrow stated that her father was driven to see his people flourish.

Cheryl said he just believed in the community as the economy's source. You should not have to leave your region for the resources and wealth you require. It should be in your community.

Willie Morrow met Gloria in San Diego, one of the few places he met his husband. They had two daughters before Willie's recent death.

Willie L. Morrow, an Alabama boy whose life needed neither introduction nor departure, was kindly expressed in her San Diego Union-Tribune article. He left pieces of himself with his beloved community and memories in the hearts of others.

The Bayview Church of San Diego will conduct a memorial for Dr. William Morrow on July 15 at 11 a.m. PT.

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