NEW WORK Commemorating the 150th anniversary of Quantrill's Lawrence Massacre in 1863 "STILL WE RISE" Exhibition Friday, August 30, 2013

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Marvin S. Robinson, II



WHO : The African American Quilt Museum and Textile Academy (Marla Quilts, Inc.) presents a NEW WORK.....entitled, STILL WE RISE in collaboration with her "Beyond The Book" program, an art and literacy project for youth.

WHAT: Funded by Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area Interpretation Grant, Art Director Marla A. Jackson helped students to thoroughly research historical documentation to include Kansas and Missouri Perspectives, as well as, the Known and Unknown Heroes, "The Contraband"--According to the Confiscation Act of 1861 rebel property and slaves confiscated by Union troops were considered "contraband of war."

WHEN: Friday August 30, 2013 at 6.p.m.

WHERE: The African American Quilt Museum and Textile Academy - 720 #2 E. 9th St., Lawrence, Kansas 66044

WHY: To learn further about internationally known NARRATIVE QUILT ARTIST Marla Jackson and her in-depth ARTISTRY,a few links are provided below. The urgency to have a NEW WORK.....about the importance of expanding knowledge to youth, America's next generation, through research of the complex topic of William Quantrill's - Lawrence Massacre and interpretation of their findings through the creation of a narrative quilt was very exciting, interesting, and inspiring.

HOW: Special techniques with TEXTILES, Art, and Quilting can be further reviewed from the portfolio highlights. Marla Jackson expresses gratitude to the students and their families of the "Beyond The Book" program and the Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area for the opportunity and privilege to broaden the interpretation of Quantrill's Lawrence Massacre, providing new perspectives on this devastating event in Lawrence history, and actively participate in the Commemorative programming through the production and exhibition of the narrative quilt--a NEW Work, entitled, Still We Rise.


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