Hat Queens With Attitude Reign In ‘Crowns,’ A Gospel Musical

NC State historian Blair Kelley provides context on the significance of women’s head coverings in African-American history during this preview of Raleigh Little Theater’s production of the gospel musical “Crowns” on WUNC-FM’s The State of Things.   The production is based on a book of photographs and oral history interviews of African-American women in their Sunday best. Their hats provide entry points into conversations about memory, loss, family and politics.