Gregory School Exhibit Openings

Library: The African American Library at the Gregory School

Date: 5/28/2016

Time: 2:00PM - 3:30PM

Type: Cultural Event

Age Group: appropriate for all ages, adults

EXHIBIT OPENING

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

In the early 20th century, Sunday church 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 workday uniforms. They favored bright colors and textured fabric (the bolder the better), and topped their outfits off with an adorned hat, or "crown." Our new exhibition will be a historical look at the origins of African American church hats and will include hats and stories by various women in Houston. Reception to follow.