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By Marsha MacDowell, Michigan State University Museum

A necessary, old contribution, this can be the 1st ebook at the quiltmaking culture of African americans in Michigan. With 60 pictures of quilts, it brings jointly many photographs within the exploration of African American quilting and examines quiltmaking as a sort girls have used to contribute to the ancient that means of the African American kin and neighborhood.

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Figure 11.  Orange Peel, made ca.  Cotton with cotton filling, 74" × 96", MQP 90 57. Page 19 African American Quiltmaking in Michigan Marsha L. MacDowell Historical Background of African Americans in Michigan Early records establish that African Americans first came to Michigan, as both slaves and free individuals, with French and English missionaries and fur traders. One famous independent African American explorer, Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable, was held by the British as a political prisoner at Fort Michilimackinac in 1780.

Among major ongoing activities of the program are the Festival of Michigan Folklife, the Michigan Heritage Awards, the American Indian Heritage Pow Wow, the Michigan Quilt Project, the Michigan State University Museum/4-H FOLK-PATTERNS Project, the Summer Folklife Institute, the Traditional Arts Traveling Exhibits Program, and a regranting program: the Michigan Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program. Page x Quiltmakers Represented in the Exhibition Mary Atkins, Henrietta Bailey, Taylorie Bailey, Emma P.

Few scholars noticed the absence of Black women, let alone their contributions in the realm of material culture. , The Afro-American Woman: Struggles and Images. 3 Page 14 Following the Black women's cultural renaissance of the late 1970s (that witnessed the rise of several writers including Alice Walker, Toni Morrison, and Paule Marshall), modern reclamation scholars have published several important books and articles that chronicle the lives and deeds of individuals and analyze the collective social reform work of Black women across the nation.

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