We Who Believe in Freedom

Virtual Exhibition

Presented by Women of Color Quilter’s Network (WCQN)
Hosted by American Swedish Institute (ASI)
from September 10 through November 1, 2020.

We Who Believe in Freedom was part of We Are the Story, a seven-part series of multi-site quilt exhibitions that was built upon symbols of liberation, resistance and empowerment, offering a visually compelling account of the breadth of experiences and struggles that comprise Black history in an honest and critical way.  Assembled in 2016 to honor the 55th anniversary of the Freedom Riders, We Who Believe in Freedom represented works by members of Women of Color Quilters Network (WCQN) that tell the story of the African American Experience.

Curated by Carolyn L. Mazloomi, this exhibition was part of Textile Center and Women of Color Quilters Network’s We Are the Story initiative.

(Header photos are details from: April Thomas Shipp, Mama Rosa; Sylvia Hernández, A Glimpse of Racism; Glenda Richardson, Black Lives Still Matter; Marion Coleman, Ruby Nell Bridges; Cynthia Lockhart, Free)


Lauren Austin
Dawn Williams Boyd
Earamachica Brown
Dorothy Burge
Ora Clay
Marion Coleman
Carolyn Crump
Barbara Eady
Michelle Flamer
L’Merchie Frazier
Marjorie Diggs Freeman
Myrah Brown Green
Deborah A. Moore Harris
Sylvia Hernàndez
Sandra Lee Johnson

Sharon Kerry-Harlan
Cynthia Lockhart
Carolyn Mazloomi
Ed Johnetta Miller
Sandra Noble
Marlene Seabrook O’Bryant
Sharbreon Plummer
Glenda Richardson
Latifah Shakir
Carole Lyles Shaw
April Thomas Shipp
Penny Sisto
Carolyn Staples
Valerie White
Trish Williams

Installation Images - Osher Gallery, American Swedish Institute (ASI)

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