Straw sombrero hat associated with Civil Rights campaign, Camden, Alabama
Lena Jo Anderson, American
ink on straw
H x W x D: 7 1/4 x 20 x 20 in. (18.4 x 50.8 x 50.8 cm)
Camden, Wilcox County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
A woven straw sombrero hat with a rounded crown and wide brim with rolled edges. The ends of some straw pieces are loose on the brim. The hat has writing in brown marker on the crown and underside of the brim. The words [Peace] and [Love] are written around the base of the crown. A floral design and additional text is found on the top of the crown. The underside of the brim is filled with additional writing. It includes names: [Carl], [Sophia], [Lena], and [Estella]. It also includes word and phrases: [Soul], [Sister], [Brother], and [Can you dig it]. The hat was worn by Lena Jo Anderson during the Civil Rights campaign in Camden, Alabama.
Clothing and dress
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Rosetta M. Anderson