The Loving Quilt

50″ x 50″

This quilt was made as part of an exhibit called “And Still We Rise”, an 85-quilt retrospective on chosen highlights in African-American history. My chosen subject was the 1924 Virginia Racial Integrity Act which stated that people of different racial backgrounds could not marry. Mildred and Richard Loving was such a couple who were arrested and made to leave their home and family in Virginia. They decided to fight it, and with the help of a civil rights law team, were able to have the act overturned in 1967.

On Exhibit National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Cincinnati, Ohio