By Marsha MacDowell, Michigan State University Museum
A priceless, old contribution, this can be the 1st e-book at the quiltmaking culture of African americans in Michigan. With 60 pictures of quilts, it brings jointly many photographs within the exploration of African American quilting and examines quiltmaking as a kind ladies have used to make contributions to the old which means of the African American kin and neighborhood.
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Harris was formerly Curator of Education at the Museum of African American History in Detroit and currently teaches at Wayne State University. He is married to quilter/designer Carole Harris. Darlene Clark Hine is Hannah Distinguished Professor of History, Michigan State University, and author of numerous publications and recipient of many awards and grants. Most recently, Dr. : Carlson Publishers, 1993). Marsha L. MacDowell is Curator of Folk Arts, Michigan State University Museum and Professor, Department of Art, MSU.
Includes bibliographical references and index. MacDowell, Marsha. 46'089960774dc21 97-17124 CIP Page v Contents Acknowledgments vii Contributors xi Introduction Marsha L. MacDowell 1 The Threads of African-American Quilters are Woven into History Cuesta Benberry 9 Quilts and African-American Women's Cultural History Darlene Clark Hine 13 African American Quiltmaking in Michigan Marsha L. MacDowell 19 Eye Music Bill Harris 91 A Conversation with Quilters Deonna Green and Ione Todd 99 Reflections of Sarah Carolyn Reese on the Wednesday Quilting Sisters and American African Quilting 121 An Interview with Rosa Parks, The Quilter 133 Appendix: The Moore Family Quilt 139 African American Quilting in Michigan: A Quilting Bibliography Anita Marshall 141 Tape-Recorded Interviews 157 Index of Artists 159 Index of Quilt Names and Quilt Pattern Names 161 Page vii Acknowledgments Special recognition is due many individuals and organizations for completing quilt inventory forms; loaning quilts; donating quilts and information; assisting at Quilt Discovery Days and in publications, exhibitions, and related educational programs; and providing financial or moral support: Lenetia Agnew, Milton Alstin, Howard Anderson, Patricia Anderson, John Barnes, Taylorie Bailey, Charline Beasley, Dave Benac, Steven Berg, Eva Boicourt, Betty Boone, Patricia Boucher, Sallie Brody, Janie Brooks, Ernie Brown, Sharon Anderson Brown, Audrey Bullett, John Cantlon, Helena Carey, Leona Center, Mildred Chenault, Gary Clark, Blanche Cox, Pat Davis, Marit Dewhurst, Richard Dunlap, Mary Lou Enders, Anne Fairchild, Bruce Fox, Deborah Grayson, Bernice Fitzpatrick Green, John Green, Bruce Haight, Bill Harris, Mary Ellen Hicks, Todd Edwin Hollis, Jennifer Jones, Maggie Jones, Joyce Laing, Mymia Large, Dorothy Lester, Ruth Lorenger, Betty MacDowell, Pepper Cory Magyar, Michelle Manning, Ben Mitchell, Peggy Moore, Lori S.
For centuries African-American women existed outside of history. They were neither subjects nor objects of history. Indeed, during my formative years as a young historian, Black women were deemed important and worthy of note only as they were related to men, organizations, or institutions. A facile assumption held that whatever was said and written about Black men applied to Black women, and that the study of white women's history covered Black women as well. Scholars rarely granted Black women separate and distinct treatment.