Black History Month commemorated at 13th annual Crowns Tea

CrownsTeaNorman Public Library Central invites the community to the 13th annual edition of its Crowns Tea. There will be two identical seatings for the Crowns Tea, at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, in the Lowry Room at Norman Central.

The event is a Black History Month celebration of the cultural tradition of the church hat. The event is based on the book, Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry, a collection of black and white portraits and essays of women in their hats. The Tea is open to ladies of all ages, races and backgrounds, and wearing of hats is encouraged.

Entertainment will be provided by Erica Thomas and the Praise Team from Quayle United Methodist Church and catering will be done by Legend's.

Free tickets are available during library hours on a first-come, first-served basis at the Information Desks at Norman Central and Norman West.

The Crowns Tea is made possible thanks to a grant from the Norman Arts Council as well as the support of the Friends of the Norman Library.