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Tuesday, June 25, 2013
SMITHSONIAN FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL: AFRICAN AMERICAN DIVERSITY, STYLE, AND IDENTITY
FROM NEWSLETTER SENT 6/24/2013
THE WILL TO ADORN: African American Diversity, Style, and Identity
Congregants from the Alfred Street Baptist church enjoy a Mother's Day hat fashion show in Washington, D.C., 2012. Photo by Sharon Farmer, courtesy of National Museum of African American History and Culture
What is African American about African American dress and body art and why does it matter?
African American traditions of dress and body adornment are creative expressions grounded in the history of African-descended populations in the United States. Visit the Smithsonian Folklife Festival to learn more!
Smithsonian Folklife Festival June 26 — 30, 2013 & July 03 — 07, 2013 National Mall, Washington DC