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Celebrating Black History Month: Highlighting the Work of Sister Gertrude Morgan A Street Preacher Turned Visionary Folk Artist

In celebration of Black History Month, we are highlighting the work of Sister Gertrude Morgan, a former street preacher turned artist, poet and musician.  Morgan was born in Lafayette, Alabama in 1900 and relocated to New Orleans during the late 1930s. Shortly after arriving in New Orleans, Morgan adopted the title “Sister” when she became…

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Celebrating Black History Month: Exploring the Work of Clementine Hunter A Self-Taught Louisiana Artist

In celebration of Black History Month, we are highlighting the work of Clementine Hunter, a self-taught, African American painter born in Louisiana in 1886. Hunter worked on Melrose Plantation near Natchitoches for most of her life as a labor and maid. She referred to her works as “memory paintings,” depicting her everyday life on the…

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