Swing Low 2008 pieced fabric and quilted fabric 7 ft x 6.5 ft

This quilt examines the synergy between quilts and Negro spirituals and how both have served as a source of protection for generations of African-Americans.

 

His Eye is on the Sparrow 2004 pieced fabric and quilted fabric 7 ft x 7 ft

This work is a conversation about African-Americans as well as all people faith search for better lives.

 

Jubilee 2003 pieced fabric and quilted fabric 7 ft x 6.5 ft

This work teaches viewers about Juneteenth which recognizes the end of slavery on June 19, 1865.

 

Bound for the Promised Land 2008 pieced fabric and quilted fabric 7 ft x 6.5 ft

This work teaches viewers about the Great Migration. The migration was a movement of six million African-Americans out of the rural Southern United States to the urban Northeast.

 

The Moon Do Shine 2003 pieced fabric and quilted fabric 7 ft x 7 ft

My aunt told me that at my great-grandfather’s funeral attendees sung the song, The Moon Do Shine. I liked the story and painted this quilt for a solo exhibition honoring the works of artist William H Johnson.

 

Chicken, Water Melon and Green Peas 1993 pieced fabric and quilted fabric 6 ft x 6 ft

Inspired by African masks and sculptures, this work is a conversation about the many stories of African-Americans in this country.

 
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Fanny Jackson Coppin was an African-American educator and missionary and a lifelong advocate for female higher education.

 
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Charles Lewis Reason was a mathematician, linguist, and educator. He became the first African-American university professor at a predominantly white college in the United States,

All God’s Children 2008 pieced fabric and quilted fabric 7 ft x 6.5 ft

This work is inspired by the Spiritual, All God’s Children.

 
 
Remembering the Spirit  2000 pieced fabric and quilted fabric 6 ft x 6 ft  This work visually documents the life and history of unknown African-Americans and their contributions to this country.

Remembering the Spirit 2000 pieced fabric and quilted fabric 6 ft x 6 ft

This work visually documents the life and history of unknown African-Americans and their contributions to this country.

 
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Ebenezer Don Carlos Bassett was an African American who was appointed United States Ambassador to Haiti in 1869. He was the first African-American diplomat and the fourth U.S. ambassador to Haiti since the two countries established relations in 1862.

 
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Octavius Valentine Catto was a black educator, intellectual, and civil rights activist in Philadelphia.

Before the Band Playing 2008 pieced fabric and quilted fabric 6 ft x 6 ft

This work teaches viewers about the New Orleans Jazz Funeral, which is a band playing celebration of a person’s life as much as a mourning of his or her death.

 
Thy Thankful Poor  2004 pieced fabric and quilted fabric 6 ft x 6 ft  Inspired by ghoulish African Mask and figure stylization , this work is my interpretation of artist, Henry O. Tanner’s painting Thy Thankful poor.

Thy Thankful Poor 2004 pieced fabric and quilted fabric 6 ft x 6 ft

Inspired by ghoulish African Mask and figure stylization , this work is my interpretation of artist, Henry O. Tanner’s painting Thy Thankful poor.

 
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Martha A Fairburn was the first female graduate of the Philadelphia Institute of colored Youth now Cheyney University.

 
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Dr. Michelle Howard-Vital served as the first female president of Cheyney, the oldest historically black college in the country.

The Crucifixion 2003 pieced fabric and quilted fabric 6 ft x 6 ft

This work was created for an exhibition honoring the works of artist William H. Johnson.

 
Sunday Morning: Ode to W H J  2004 pieced fabric and quilted fabric 6 ft x 6 ft  This work was created for an exhibition honoring the works of artist William H. Johnson.

Sunday Morning: Ode to W H J 2004 pieced fabric and quilted fabric 6 ft x 6 ft

This work was created for an exhibition honoring the works of artist William H. Johnson.

 
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Leslie Pinckney Hill was an educator, author, poet, dramatist, and community leader.

 
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Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 347 U.S. 483, was a landmark United States Supreme Court case in which the Court declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students to be unconstitutional.