Faith Ringgold

Educator, Civil Rights Activist,Women's Rights Activist, Painter, Author

(One of her most famous paintings are Tar Beach http://www.humanities.umd.edu/technology/visuallit/rollover/tarbeach2/tarbeach2hires.jpg)

Faith Ringgold was born on October 8,1930. She went to the City college of NewYork with getting her degrees in BS in fine art and education.

Time line from her life:

  • Born: October 8, 1930
  • 1942 Family moves from “Valley” to Sugar Hill in Harlem
  • 1950 Married Robert Earl Wallace , classical and jazz pianist . Also starts going to college.
  • 1952 Has 2 children Michele Faith Wallace January 4 and Barbra Faith Wallace December 15
  • 1970 Hiding children from Faith
  • Started selling things
  • Tar Beach was made.

Here is a picture of Tar Beach http://www.teachingbooks.net//media/bookimages/internals/TarBeach.jpg by Faith Ringgold .

I just feel like I’m the luckiest person in the world being able to do what I love and be able to do it all everyday if I like, you know,I mean it’s great, I love it – Faith Ringgold

Facts about Faith Ringgold:

Faith Ringgold was born October 8, 1930, in New York, New York. In 1963 she began a body of paintings called the American People series, which portrays the civil rights movement from a female perspective. In the 1970s she created African-style masks, painted political posters, lectured frequently at feminist art conferences, and actively sought the racial integration of the New York art world.

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