The beautifully handcrafted quilts featured in And Still We Rise were created by an international group of artists from the Women of Color Quilters Network and narrate the history of the African American experience, capturing the stories of freedom’s heroes, ranging from Frederick Douglass to Mae Jemison to the first African American President. Through the accessibility of their colors, patterns and symbols, these quilts can relate stories that enable conversations about sensitive topics from our history, furthering the conversation of racial reconciliation in America.
This exhibition is curated by Carolyn Mazloomi, Ph.D., and is organized by Cincinnati Museum Center and National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Sponsored by Procter & Gamble and ArtsWave. Click here for press information.
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Image Credits: Peggie Hartwell. Lucy Terry Prince: The Griot's Voice, Sherise Marie Wright. Far Into the Night: The Weary Blues, Michael Cummings. Astronaut Mae C. Jemison