Charles White learned from his Mississippi-born mother, herself the granddaughter of an enslaved woman, “to see how much the peace and human dignity of the world will be protected and won by the simple, ordinary people.” He deeply admired her moral strength, and throughout four decades as a professional artist, he often created powerful images of strong, steadfast black women.
His “images of dignity” continue to express a universal humanity, one he hoped would move viewers to say, “This is somebody I know.” In murals, drawings, paintings, and prints, White left a legacy of authentic artworks capturing the spirit of a people. Contains five each of the following notecards: Ye Shall Inherit the Earth, 1953 Harriet, 1972 I’ve Been Buked and I’ve Been Scorned, 1956 Our Land, 1951
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