Thursday, November 18, 2010

Strength from All My Roots: Textile Arts Honoring the Legacy of Pauli Murray

Wish I could be in Durham, NC tomorrow for the opening of "Strength From All My Roots: Textile Arts Honoring the Legacy of Pauli Murray" at the St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 403 E. Main Street, Durham from November 19 to 30, 2010.

According to her memorial website, "Pauli Murray was a champion for civil and human rights who grew up in Durham. Her insights and vision continue to resonate powerfully in our times. As a historian, attorney, poet, activist, teacher and Episcopal priest, she worked throughout her life to address injustice, to give voice to the unheard, to educate, and to promote reconciliation between races and economic classes. Her beautifully written memoir, Proud Shoes: The Story of an American Family, was published in 1956."

The textile exhibit features narrative quilts by the Heritage Quilters group in Warren County. Some of the quilts are stitched by Carol Beck, Marjorie Diggs Freeman, Barbara Lau, and Mary Rocap of Hillsborough, according to an article in the Herald-Sun by Dawn Baumgartner Vaughan with photos by Christine T. Nguyen. In the photo areThe Rev. Jeanette Stokes (left) and Courtney Reid-Eaton, curator. Enjoy the exhibit!

2 comments:

Karoda said...

I've rolled around in my head for years to do a quilt for each of Toni Morrison's novels. I think this is fabulous to commend Pauli Murray this way!

Mary said...

Jeanette Stokes and I have been friends since I was in graduate school at Duke; what a pleasure to see this photo. Thank you.