Freedom's Daughters: New Work by Kathy Schumacher

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  • 4/22/22
  • 12 p.m. to 4p.m. -
  • $0 – $8
  • All Ages
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  • Museum/Exhibit

Event Description

Freedom’s Daughters celebrates Cedar Rapids artist Kathy Schumacher’s new body of work.  This collection of paintings depicts the largely-unknown heroines of Black suffrage in the United States, from the late nineteenth century to the present day.  Where most people have heard of Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, and Rosa Parks, fewer are familiar Nannie Helen Burroughs, founder of the first Black-owned and operated school for girls; Daisy Bates, the force behind the first high school integration in Little Rock, Arkansas and Pauli Murray, a lawyer, professor, writer, and the first Black female Episcopal priest.  Schumacher pays homage to these women with richly-colored portraits inspired by historical photographs, accompanied by quotes from each woman read by Cameroonian-American artist Akwi Nji.