White was a recipient of a Rosenwald Grant. Read more here:https://nyti.ms/2yijHuT
“The painter Kerry James Marshall was born in Alabama, but he is defined by Chicago: the city he moved to in 1987, and whose private salons and public housing projects have inspired an art of rare ambition. His excellent retrospective “Mastry,” which opened at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago in 2016 and traveled to New York and Los Angeles, introduced huge new audiences to his grand tableaus of black American life, steeped in art history and defined by the coal-black paint he uses in place of African-American skin tones.”
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‘It’s not right:’ Cumberland residents say planned landfill will disturb historic school, possible burial grounds
“CUMBERLAND — Just inside the front door of the 100-year-old Pine Grove School in Cumberland County’s small Cartersville community, the soft wood underfoot groans and gives under Muriel Branch’s steps.
“I walked three and a half miles to get here, each way, each day,” says Branch, sweeping her gaze around the one-room schoolhouse where she received her elementary education from 1949 to 1955. “Pine Grove School really means something to me.”
One of at least 360 Rosenwald Schools built in Virginia from 1917 to 1932, Pine Grove School was founded to better educate African-American students in Cumberland.”
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ECSU Receives $350,000 National Endowment for the Humanities Grant for Research and Cultural Heritage Center
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