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Re: Biggers' article

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betti longinotti (p-lstudio)
Sat, 10 Jan 1998 10:01:16 -0500

I went back to my e-mail storage and I had discarded Nancy's original
message. I am not sure what part of the country you are from . I live
in North Carolina and there is a high sensitivity about the descriptions
of African-Americans within journalism and art brought on by the
minority. It has greatly influenced the way we think, act, and thus
teach. Yet the KKK is still very alive and well...and even my city,
Winston-Salem just voted in a mayor that recently saluted the
confederate flag at a public meeting. The same city where one of the
Biggers murals is installed, "Ascension and Origins" at Winston-Salem
State University, a black univeristy.
I don't have Nancy's full quote to refer to now, but I felt in agreement
with her on how Biggers was portrayed stereotypically as a poor black
child in Gastonia, NC. |f that was published in a newspaper 'here' the
black community would be all over it!
Never mind the fact that Nancy indicated the article was about John
Biggers, but with very little focus on him as an artist and about his

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