Sankofa: Lessons Learned

Marla Jackson
Marla Jackson

Exhibit by Marla Jackson.

March 1-March 30, 2011
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This exhibit is comprised of sixteen quilts by Marla Jackson, a distinguished quilter. Each quilt represents women as they move through their lives, learning the lessons of joy, loss, family, and love.

One of eight children born to Fern Eaton Crum and Rufus Crum, Jr., originally from Royal Oak Township (a suburb of Detroit, Michigan), Ms. Jackson spent many weekends and summers with her paternal grandparents, Rufus and Zelma Crum, and her once enslaved great-grandmother, Lucille Crum. Ms. Jackson's artistic direction was influenced by her family's stories, and her quilts depict scenes and themes that capture the pride, spirit, pain, and joy of the African American experience. Her primary goal with her work is to echo the untold stories of heroes that history has overlooked, forgotten, or hidden.

For more information, call the Brown Foundation at (785) 235-3939 or email by clicking here. Free and open to the public, daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, 1515 SE Monroe Street, Topeka, Kansas 66612.

Collage of four quilts by Marla Jackson

Last updated: April 10, 2015

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