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Hats & The Old Black Church Go Hand - In Hand.

Growing up and living in the deep south we had school clothes, play clothes and church clothes because church was the one day of the week we really got to dress up...But today it's not unheard of to wear jeans to job interviews and flip-flops on first dates. Even when it comes to worship, there is an increasing come-as-you-are approach preached across faiths to encourage participation among youths... But in some denominations and especially among certain communities particularly African-Americans, attending church in your finest including furs, sequined shawls and ornate hats are tradition... In some faiths, including Judaism, covering one's head is expected when entering a holy sanctuary...While growing up in the deep south I remember my grandmother would not leave her house without some type of head dress on her head...even if it was only to the field to work for old man Charlie or to the local store she wore something on her head.

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