Faith and Fashion: The Crowns of African American Women

February 21 - April 1, 2017

This exhibit highlights the various self-expressions of women of all ages celebrating African American church culture. Church services are a time of worship and praise. Often times in African American churches in addition to hearing songs and sermons observers cannot help, but look in amazement at the various hats of its female parishioners. In addition to exploring the various colors of crowns, personal narratives will account for the historical celebration of how African American women broke away from their domestic uniforms for Sunday services.