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Photo Gallery: An ode to Detroit's Black women in church hats

Photos at Greater Missionary Baptist Church by Cyrus Tetteh/City of Detroit

When I was a little girl, Aunt Flossie’s Hats was one of my favorite books to read. The story follows two young girls, Sarah and Susan, as they visit their aunt's house on Sunday afternoons and their amazement with her many church hats and boxes. They described the extravagant details of the fur and feathers and the color.


A ‘destination event’: The business behind Detroit’s Dirty Show

Writer’s note: This article uses language that may not be suitable for children.

The pounding music and delighted cheering from a large crowd was audible from outside the Russell Industrial Center. Inside was even louder: enthusiastic bass notes thumped through the space as people – some in everyday civilian clothes, some in leather – strolled under the red lighting looking at the erotic art hung on the walls. This was the final night of Detroit’s Dirty Show 19.


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