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Norman's Crowns Tea celebrates tradition of church hats

The Norman Public Library held its ninth annual Crowns Tea on Sunday in honor of Black History Month.
by Jane Glenn Cannon Published: February 26, 2013
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Women and girls sporting colorful hats participated in the ninth annual Crowns Tea on Sunday at the Norman Public Library.

The Crowns Tea, which has become a Black History Month tradition, is based on the photo essay, “Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats,” which celebrates the tradition of the church hat.

by Jane Glenn Cannon
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A native of Oklahoma, Jane Glenn Cannon is an award-winning reporter who has covered everything from crime, courts and government to entertainment and features. She wrote a popular personal column for many years. She is a former associate writer...
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