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Faith Ringgold

Faith Ringgold

Name: Faith Ringgold Date: October 8, 1930 Born in: Harlem, New York City Nationality: African-American Folk Art: Narrative Quilts Career: Quilter, Artist, Author, Educator and Illustrator Websites: Faith Ringgold: American Artist and Author – Encyclopædia Britannica Faith Ringgold Biography – bio.com Faith-Ringgold – Guggenheim [Collection Online] Faith Ringgold “The Men: Mask Face Quilt #2” – PBS [Quilt] Faith-Ringgold – […]

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Rosie Lee Tompkins

Rosie Lee Tompkins

Name: Rosie Lee Tompkins Original Name: Effie Mae Martin Howard Date: September 6, 1936 – December 1, 2006 Nationality: African-American Born in:  Arkansas Folk Art: Quilting Articles: Fox, Margalit. “Rosie Lee Tompkins, African-American Quiltmaker, Dies at 70,” New York Times [Obituaries], December 06, 2006. King, Heather. “Rosie Lee Tompkins’ Quilts: The Sublime Art of a […]

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Kyra E. Hicks

Kyra E. Hicks

Name: Kyra E. Hicks Date: October 1, 1965 Born in: Los Angeles, California Nationality: African-American Folk Art: Quilting Career: Quilter, Author, and Quilt Historian Books: Books by Kyra E. Hicks Websites: Black Threads The Kyra Hicks Contemporary African American Quilt History Research Collection “Quilter and author Kyra Hicks to give presentation on the links between […]

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Elizabeth Talford Scott

Elizabeth Talford Scott

Name: Elizabeth Talford Scott Original Name: Elizabeth Caldwell Date: February 7, 1916 – April 25, 2011 Born in: Chester, South Carolina Nationality:  African-American Folk art: Quilting Articles: Dobard, Raymond G. “Knowing Hands: Binding heritage in African American Quilts,” The Crisis, November/December 2001, Vol. 108, No.6, pgs. 47-50. Dorsey, John. “The fabric of memory Elizabeth Talford Scott’s quilts […]

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Martha Ann Ricks

Martha Ann Ricks

Books: Northrop, Henry Davenport, Joseph R. Gay, and I. Garland Penn. 1896. The College Of Life or Practical Self=Educator: A Manual of Self-Improvement for the Colored Race … Giving Examples and Achievements of Successful Men and Women of the Race … Including Afro=American Progress Illustrated. [Place of publication not identified]: [publisher not identified]. Wilson, Sule Greg. […]

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