This blog is composed of images and writings related to the life and work of Faith Ringgold, her mother Mme. Willi Posey, and her daughters Michele and Barbara Wallace. There are pages with links to blogs composed of the materials arranged by decades. The blog, itself, will ultimately be composed of materials related to the life of the family in the 90s and the 21st century.


Michele and Faith at the Whitney

Jan Van Raay records this as a protest demonstration of the Black Emergency Cultural Coalition at the Whitney in 1971.  They were a group of black artists founded by Benny Andrews, and this was one of several different black demonstrations that were held at the Whitney in those years. 
Mom and I were there representing the issues of WSABAL (Women Students and Artists for Black Art Liberation).  Or in other words, we were there as feminists but in the context of a predominantly black male group although Vivian Browne and other black women artists are included in the pictures.  Really really interesting set more of which are visible at

305-37-013171001R, originally uploaded by Jan van Raay.  Photo by Jan van Raay.

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Michele Wallace: Talking in Pictures

Michele Wallace: Talking in Pictures
Barbara, MJ, Michele and Mom in the background in sunglasses at a fashion show in the early 60s