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2009 — Women of Hope

January – March

 

exhibitThe inspiration for the AFRICAN AMERICANS WHO MADE A DIFFERENCE: WOMEN OF HOPE posters was a series of posters created by Bread and Roses, a cultural project sponsored by a union. The goal was to provide images of strong women who used their talents to make the world a better place. The women represent all types of backgrounds, from Ida B. Wells-Barnett a school teacher turned activist/journalist, the actress Ruby Dee, writers such as Toni Morrison and Alice Walker, Alexa Canady, the first black female neurosurgeon, and Dr. Mae Jemison, the first black female astronaut.

This poster exhibit is in conjunction with the Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemoration and is a wonderful testament to the strength and talent of women of color.

 

 


ELLA BAKER, Organizer
Persevere and follow through “We who believe in freedom cannot rest.”

SEPTIMA POINSETTE CLARK, Teacher-Organizer
Each one, teach many “Literacy means liberation.”

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN, Attorney-Organizer
Leave no one behind “Service is the very purpose of life. It is the rent we pay for living on this planet.”

ALICE WALKER, Writer
Find and keep your spiritual center “Every soul is to be cherished, every flower to bloom.”

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FANNIE LOU HAMER, Organizer
Forgive, but never forget. Fight on! “I question America.”

ALEXA CANADY, Neurosurgeon
Follow your passion “It’s your life; it’s your vision; it’s yours to make happen.”

TONI MORRISON, Writer
Rely on your family and community’s history and culture “You have to be willing to think the unthinkable, imagine the unimaginable”

DELANY SISTERS, Dentist/Teacher
Take care of your physical and spiritual health “If you don’t vote, you don’t have the right to complain.”

MAE C. JEMISON, Astronaut
Explore and expand your space “I always test the limits of my abilities.”

 

IDA B. WELLS-BARNETT, Journalist
Find and tell the truth “Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.”

MAYA ANGELOU, Writer
Rise above your tears “But still, like dust, I rise.”

RUBY DEE, Actress, Author
Be courageous and daring “Have the courage and the daring to think that you can make a difference.”


LOCATION: 1st Floor
CURATOR: Marissa Clausen, WOU Art Student