Heritage in Dress
Dress and community celebrations have long reflected cultural and ethnic identities. This African costume from the musical group Sweet Honey in the Rock, and the Puerto Rican Carnival costume reflect customs and traditions of Africa, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Multiethnic diversity celebrated and embraced in the home, in performances, or on the streets is part of the social and cultural landscape of the United States.
Carnival mask, Puerto Rico, around 1983
Performance costume worn by Bernice Johnson Reagon, founding member of the African American a cappella group Sweet Honey in the Rock, around 2003