Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

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by Deonna Todd Green
Remus, Michigan, United States
2000
Type: Poster
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Text reads: Nelson Mandela, 1918. "And when finally this year He was freed from jail - but still not free to vote in his homeland - he set out to show the world that prison walls can no more kill an ideal than a twig can stop a river," Susan Watson. Sojourner Truth block reads: Sojourner Truth 1797 1883 Abolitionist-preacher-Teacher. Frederick Douglass block reads: Frederick Douglass 1817 1895 Abolitionist-Politician Editor. Harriet Tubman block reads: Harriet Tubman 1822 1913 "The Moses of Her People." Martin Luther King, Jr. block reads: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 1929 1968 "I've Seen the Promised Land." The two blocks below the large center have "Jesse Jackson" and "Rosa Parks" written on them in pencil.
The quilt consists of blocks embroidered with images of important figures in African American history. The four corner blocks are embroidered with an outine map of Africa. The large center block is embroidered with the face of Nelson Mandela. Cotton with polyester filling. Quilt is 24-1/2 x 24-1/2 inches. Photograph by Pearl Yee Wong.
Used by permission of Michigan State University Museum. All rights reserved.
Collection: Great Lakes Quilt Center, Michigan State University Museum