Black History:  Special Delivery!!

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Leslie Guy

In 1995, Leslie Guy made history when she became the first African American woman to earn a masters of science degree in art conservation. She received her degree from the University of Delaware.  Guy was concerned about the lack of representation of African American artwork in collections as well as the lack of preservation of African American works of art.  She wanted to do something about it.

In January 2016, Guy assumed the role of Chief Curator for the Dusable Museum of African American History in Chicago, IL. Prior to joining Dusable, Guy was the director of curatorial services for the Philadelphia African American Museum. 

The conservation of African American art is important, because in doing so, we are also preserving history and leaving a legacy for future generations.  Bravo to this sister for doing her part to ensure that future generations can learn from, and celebrate African American history and culture!

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