Black History Month Celebrations

Black History Month is celebrated in many ways in Guthrie America. Two of them include the Annual Taste and Tell Cook Off and the Crowns Tea.

The Taste and Tell Cook Off is an event where individuals, churches and businesses come together to enjoy a meal. It is a large event enjoyed by many in the community, especially by Mayor Steven Gentling.

The Guthrie Public Library hosts the yearly Crowns Tea. It is a celebration of the rich tradition of church hats in the African American community. This event honors the visual & literary contributions of Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry, authors of Crowns: Portrait of Black Women in Church Hats. As you can see, the group of over 60 had an excellent time enjoying tea, hor d’oeuvres and entertainment.