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Straw sombrero hat associated with Civil Rights campaign, Camden, Alabama

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Catalog Data:
Created by:
Unidentified
Worn by:
Lena Jo Anderson, American
Medium:
ink on straw
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 7 1/4 x 20 x 20 in. (18.4 x 50.8 x 50.8 cm)
Type:
sombreros
Place used:
Camden, Wilcox County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1971-1972
Description:
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.
Topic:
African American
Civil Rights
Clothing and dress
Segregation
United States--History--1969-2001
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Rosetta M. Anderson
Object number:
2013.94
Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Historical
Exhibition:
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture