Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas
detail: Autumn Evening by William Thompson and Andreios Alexander

Native Son, Local Threads: Quilts Inspired by Richard Wright

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Tupac by Kailee Dudley Kailee Dudley Tupac, 2010
cotton fabric, black bias tape, metal chain
For my quilt I chose to recreate an image of Tupac. Tupac is an African American hero to me. He stood for many things during his short-lived life. Even though the public called him a ‘gangster’ rapper—a bad image—he still expressed how he felt about the world around him.
Kailee Dudley
age 15, ninth-grader at Central Junior High School