Johnson honored at Hatitude Posted in: News Black History Month in Elgin began with a salute to a local residentSister Gwendolyn Johnson, Mount Moriah Baptist Church’s first lady, was this year’s honoree at the annual Hatitude event Feb. 4. The event was held at FireWild in ElginHonoring African American traditions, Hatitude refers to the tradition of African American women wearing hats to church. The phrase was created by author Deidre Guion in her book, “Grandma’s Hands.” Elgin’s event featured “Danish delights and hats galore,” according to a press release. Hatitude 2023 was sponsored by Elgin’s municipal government, Community Development and FireWild with the support of the Elgin Sub-District Ministers’ Wives; Mount Moriah Baptist Church’s Sister Angela Ward, president, and the Rev.PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!