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26 Billingsley, Ray Further Reading Biggers, John. Ananse: The Web of Life in Africa. Austin: The University of Texas Press, 1996. ———. John Biggers: My America: The 1940s and 1950s—Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings. New York: Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, 2004. Perry, Regenia A. Free Within Ourselves: AfricanAmerican Artists in the Collection of the National Museum of American Art. : Pomegranate Communications, 1992, pp. 36–39. Theisen, Olive Jensen, and John Biggers. A Life on Paper: The Drawings of John Thomas Biggers.

Riggs, Thomas, ed. St. James Guide to Black Artists. : St. James Press, 1997, pp. 54–56. Rubin, David. Celebrating Freedom: The Art of Willie Birch. : Hudson Hills Press, 2006. Thompson, Nato, Willie Birch, and others. Waiting in New Orleans: A Reader by Paul Chan. New York: Creative Time, 2008. Blackburn, Bob (Robert H. Blackburn) (1920–2003) printmaker, educator, arts administrator Bob Blackburn was a master printmaker whose Printing Workshop was a training ground and source of inspiration for black artists for five decades.

Bond, J. Max, Jr. (1935–2009) architect, educator One of the few black architects to achieve national fame for buildings he designed from Ghana to Atlanta, Georgia, J. , was also an inspiring teacher who served as a model for a new generation of minority architects. He was born into a prominent AfricanAmerican family on July 17, 1935, in Louisville, Kentucky. His father, J. , was president of the University of Liberia in Africa in the 1950s. His mother Ruth was an educator and wellknown quilter.

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