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Faith Ringgold, has used her art to voice her opinions on racism and gender inequality. Faith Ringgold, born in 1930 in Harlem, attended the City College of New York where she received her BS and her MA in Fine Arts. In 1967, Ringgold created a series, The American People, which focused on racial conflict and discrimination. In 1972, she helped found the Women Students and Artists for Black Liberation in order to make sure that African American art exhibitions equally represented men and women. Today, she is best known for her painted story quilts, an art form that combines story telling and quilt making with genre painting. Ringgold has also written a children's book, TAR BEACH , which was a Caldecott Honor Book and won the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration.

Related Artists:
Romare Bearden
Elizabeth Catlett


The Flag is Bleeding (1967)
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Flag for the Moon: Die Nigger (1969)
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Faith Ringgold on PBS & NPR

NPR LIVE

All Things Considered: Faith Ringgold Interview

PBS PRESENTS
A Century of Quilts: Faith Ringgold



EGG: The Arts Show: A Day at the Met with Faith Ringgold





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