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This catalog for the museum exhibition Black Pioneers: Legacy in the American West explores the path of Black history in the West with original pictorial quilts made by the Women of Color Quilters Network.


Black Pioneers focuses on rich and diverse stories which have been largely overlooked in American history, highlighting achievements and contributions from individuals and groups that headed west. The timeline begins in 1528 with Esteban’s story and runs through the Civil Rights Movement. This exhibition catalog includes color photographs of all 50 quilts, with accompanying artist statements reflecting each quilter’s research and process.


This exhibition and its catalog were organized by The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art in St. Petersburg, Florida and Curator Carolyn L. Mazloomi. The show debuted at The James Museum September 3, 2022.


“With the use of cloth and simple thread and needle, we tell the stories not only of our culture but the making of America.”

—Carolyn Mazloomi

Black Pioneers: Legacy in the American West

SKU: 978-1-7369718-1-9
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