Wednesday, June 2, 2010


American People #3: Neighbors by Faith Ringgold. Oil on canvas, 42 x 24 inches. 
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"Neighbors" was about the not-so-neighborly greeting of three generations of a white family living next door to a black family who had just moved in.
From We Flew Over the Bridge:  The Memoirs of Faith Ringgold, Duke University Press (145) 

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I am a writer and a professor of English at the City College of New York, and the CUNY Graduate Center. My books include Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman (1979), Invisibility Blues (1990), Black Popular Culture (1992), and Dark Designs and Visual Culture (2005). I write cultural criticism frequently and am currently working on a project on creativity and feminism among the women in my family, some of which is posted on the Soul Pictures blog.