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Mama's Backpack

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Julee Dickerson-Thompson
metal, Plexiglas (TM), conservation board, paper (fiber product), water-base paint
This bright watercolor is a symbol of artist Julie Dickerson-Thompson's belief in the power of motherhood to start a "revolution," as she terms it. "It was once stated that "black women could make a revolution just by how they raise their children," the times we are living in make it imperative that we take these words very seriously and act upon them."
Groomed by Duke Ellington High School's premier program, Workshops for Careers in the Arts, Julee Dickerson-Thompson became dedicated to life as an artist in her youth. She graduated from Simmons College in Massachusetts with awards and honors, and came back to her native city, Washington, DC where she facilitated public art murals, and earned a residency at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
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