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.

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Photo Collection: De Facto Segregation by Faith Ringgold


De Facto Segregation by Faith Ringgold, originally uploaded by olympia2x.  All rights reserved.  Copyright Faith Ringgold 1994. 

Faith did this cartoon for The Nation in 1994 in connection with the anniversary of the Supreme Court Decision on Brown versus the Board of Education. They paid for it but chose not to print it. It thus became one of my prized possessions. I love it more and more as time goes on. It is very particularly the Ringgold brand of humor. This is also what I mean by the idea that some pictures talk, and some people talk in pictures. Maybe we should do this more.

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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