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The 69 quilts in the exhibit offer a glimpse of history through the lens of black artists. Photo: Renata Sago.
Central Florida News

Traveling Quilt Exhibit in Orlando Weaves Together Black American Narratives


A Dutch slave ship, civil rights marchers, and Trayvon Martin line the walls of the Orange County Regional History Center in downtown Orlando. All in fabric. The quilts are part of a traveling exhibit called “And Still We Rise,” that tells 400 years of American history. The quilts offer a glimpse of history through the lens of black artists and, as 90.7’s Renata Sago reports, they’re inspiring a new take on an old tradition.
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