By Marsha MacDowell, Michigan State University Museum
A precious, historic contribution, this can be the 1st e-book at the quiltmaking culture of African american citizens in Michigan. With 60 pictures of quilts, it brings jointly many photographs within the exploration of African American quilting and examines quiltmaking as a sort ladies have used to make contributions to the historical which means of the African American kin and group.
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5 In his Black Culture and Black Consciousness: Afro-American Folk Thought from Slavery to Freedom, historian Lawrence Levine describes Black culture as a dynamic product of interaction between the past and present, characterized by its ability to react creatively and responsibly to the realities of a new situation. "6 Levine is quick to point out that African-American culture is neither "abject surrender of all previous cultural standards in favor of embracing those of the white master" nor inflexible resistance to change.
Since 1975 her research has centered on African American quilting and she has served as author of numerous publications and consultant and curator of many exhibition and research projects in the United States and abroad. She holds a master's degree from University of Missouri-St. Louis. Ms. Benberry lectured on South African quilts in the MSU Museum's public programs associated with the African American quilt exhibition. Wythe Dornan was a graduate of Kalamazoo College. She served as a field-worker for the South Carolina Quilt Project before conducting fieldwork in Michigan for the African American quilt project.
Harris, in contrast, carefully worked out a design and chose fabrics to fit the Figure 4. Photograph by Marsha MacDowell. Figure 5. Photograph by Marsha MacDowell. Page 4 Figure 6 African-American Quilting Traditions in Michigan exhibition, Michigan State University Museum, 1991 Photograph by Marsha MacDowell. Figure 7. Educational materials in conjunction with the traveling exhibit hosted by the Flint Institute of Arts, Museum of African American History (Detroit), and the Ella Sharp Museum (Jackson).
African American Quiltmaking in Michigan by Marsha MacDowell, Michigan State University Museum