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Comparing Betsy Devos To Ruby Bridges? No Comparison At All!

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 (Left) Norman Rockwell Painting “The Problem We All Live With”

(Right) Cartoon by Glenn McCoy depicting Betsy Devos

Conservative artist, Glenn McCoy published a cartoon, Monday, February 13, 2017 in which he  appears to compare, Education Secretary, Betsy Devos and civil rights activist, Ruby Bridges. The cartoon was published after protests at a Washington DC school made it difficult for Devos to enter the a main entrance.  She eventually was able to enter the school through a different entrance.

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Leslie Guy: Making Conservation & Preservation Of Black Art A Priority!

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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.

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Bravo To This Mother & Her Creativity In Teaching Black History!

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Ava Rogers as Madame CJ Walker ( The first black female millionaire in America) Image Credit: Forharriet.com

6 Year old Ava Rogers is learning about Black History in such a creative and powerful way! Her mother selects women who have made an impact on history and Ava does a photo shoot dressed up as these women! 

The images are striking and they are a beautiful way to teach a child about the legacy and impact of Black women!  Bravo to this mother-daughter duo!! Read the full article and check out the photos at forharriet.com

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Desmond Blair: An Artist Who Is Different NOT Disabled

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Desmond Blair

 

Desmond Blair’s creative expression is amazing to behold. He is taking the art world by storm. Blair originally started painting to solve a problem. Blair was born without hands due to a birth defect called ameilia. He attempted to learn how to write with his feet, and mouth. He then discovered how to write using both of his hands. Growing up, Blair became interested in cartoons and animation. His interest in animation motivated him to keep improving his method of drawing using both hands. Blair eventually decided to focus his artistic skills on painting portraits. Continue reading “Desmond Blair: An Artist Who Is Different NOT Disabled”

“I Have A Dream.” -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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I HAVE  A DREAM AFRO
-Artist Unknown

 

 

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