Faith Ringgold Talks Art and War


By Brooke Obie for EBONY on February 25, 2013

The legendary artist speaks on feminism and fighting for representation.

"Well, I really will not rest until our art museums have galleries, wings, where the art of African Americans is shown -- not in the American art galleries, because we are Americans, yes, but we are not just Americans. We did not come here on the Mayflower. We came here as slaves and our history is completely different than other Americans’ history. No one can deny that. And the art comes out of the experience. Art is a form of experience of the person, the place, the history of the people and as Black people we are different." -- Faith Ringgold

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