Friday, December 21, 2007

African American National Biography - Quilters Included

I'm excited - the African American National Biography will be published in February 2008! What's this? Glad you asked! Oxford University Press and Harvard University's W.E.B. Du Bois Institute have collaborated to present this landmark 8-volume set. According to the Oxford website this set of books will cover five centuries of Black achievement and contain ...
"over 4,000 entries written and signed by distinguished scholars under the direction of Editors in Chief Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, the African American National Biography will be the most significant and expansive collection of black lives in print today. This essential scholarly reference work will present history through the lives of its people, profiling the famous, infamous, and little-known figures in African American history."
I'm excited because there will be QUILTERS and quilt historians included, such as Carolyn Mazloomi, Michael Cummings, Martha Ann Ricks, and Cuesta Benberry. I can't wait to see the full index to learn what other Brother and Sistah quilters are included. Enjoy!

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