Watch: 'Crowns' post-show conversation with U.S. Rep. Alma Adams

Post-show conversation with U.S. Rep. Alma Adams following the musical "Crowns" at Raleigh Little Theatre.

Watch our Facebook Live post-show conversation with U.S. Rep. Alma Adams, who represents the 12th congressional district of North Carolina. Curator Mike Williams spoke with Adams following the play “Crowns” at Raleigh Little Theatre.

Adams — who was featured in the book “Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats” on which the musical is based — discussed the play, her career in public office and Historically Black Colleges and Universities. And the 1,110 “crowns,” or church hats, that she owns.

[Related: Why our ‘crowns’ matter in African-American culture]

The congresswoman won re-election in November to her second term and has an office in Charlotte.

During the conversation Adams also talked about the HBCU Internship Program. It was established last year and is run by Adams, a Democrat, and Republican Mark Walker who represents the 6th congressional district. The universities from which students may apply are located in the districts of Adams (Johnson C. Smith University) and Walker (NC A&T State University).

U.S. Rep. Alma Adams with the cast of “Crowns” at Raleigh Little Theatre. Photo by Beth Mann.

“Crowns,” which Roy Dicks says deserves a tip of the hat for bringing the audience together, continues at Raleigh Little Theatre Sep. 15-17. 

Also: Meet the winners from the ArtsNow “Crowns” contest and see their portraits, which are in the lobby of the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre.


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