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Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats

December 1, 2003 – April 25, 2004

Museum: Anacostia Community Museum

Location: Exhibition Gallery

This exhibition features 30 black and white photographs by Michael Cunningham. The images--ranging from the historic to the classic to the contemporary--illustrate the African American woman's boundless passion for keeping the Sabbath both holy and glamorous with hats.

Related book: Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats by Michael Cunningham & Craig Marberry (with a foreword by Maya Angelou)