Sunday Go to Meeting: African American Women and Church Hats in Houston

Museum Exhibit or ProgramThis is an exhibit by the African American Library at the Gregory School in Houston. This new exhibition gives a historical look at the origins of African American church hats and will include hats and stories by various women in Houston. It highlights the history of African American women, who the early 20th century, attended Sunday church services. These services provided African American women who worked as domestic servants or in other subservient roles the only real chance to break away from their drab, dreary workday uniforms. They favored bright colors and textured fabric, the bolder the better, and topped their outfits off with an adorned hat, or “crown”.
Start Date/Time:2016-05-28 00:00:00
End Date/Time:2016-10-28 00:00:00
Source:The African American Library at the Gregory School
Grade Level:Both
TEKS:4.4(A), 4.10(B), 4.19(C), 7.5(B), 7.7(D), 7.11(A), 7.11(B), 7.17(A), 7.19(A)
Topics:Great Depression, World War II, Texas Since World War II

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