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IN THE NEWS: YOUNG KING RESPONDS TO GRANDMOTHER BECOMING AN ANCESTOR
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IN THE NEWS: YOUNG KING RESPONDS TO GRANDMOTHER BECOMING AN ANCESTOR

When King’s grandmother died in May 1941, from a fatal heart attack, King was attending a parade without his parents’ permission. Grieved by the death of his beloved “Mama” and …
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IN THE NEWS: JENNIE CELESTE PARKS WILLIAMS, GRANDMOTHER OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
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IN THE NEWS: JENNIE CELESTE PARKS WILLIAMS, GRANDMOTHER OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

Jennie Celeste Parks was the maternal grandmother of Martin Luther King, Jr. Born in Atlanta in April 1873 to William and Fannie Parks, Jennie was one of 13 children. She …
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In the Arts: American Gothic’s Ella Watson
2 months ago

In the Arts: American Gothic’s Ella Watson

American Gothic is Gordon Parks’s most recognizable portrait. It was photographed in Washington, D.C. in 1942 during the photographer’s fellowship with the Farm Security Administration (FSA). Instructed to go out …
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IN THE ARTS: ELLA WATSON
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IN THE ARTS: ELLA WATSON

“Washington, D.C. Mrs. Ella Watson, a government charwoman, receiving annointment from Reverend Clara Smith during the “flower bowl demonstration,” a service held once a year at the St. Martin’s Spiritual …
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IN THE ARTS: ELLA WATSON
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IN THE ARTS: ELLA WATSON

“Home Altar on Ella Watson’s Dresser Top” (1942) was photographed in Washington, D.C. by Parks during the photographer’s fellowship with the Farm Security Administration (FSA). Parks met Ella Watson, a …
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The Arts: Grandma’s Hands
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The Arts: Grandma’s Hands

 

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IN THE ARTS: Portrait of Grandmother and Granddaughter
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IN THE ARTS: Portrait of Grandmother and Granddaughter

“Portrait of Grandmother and Granddaughter”

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http://www.marciamichael.co.uk/text-for-the-study-of-kin

In the News: Dashai Morton’s 12th Birthday Wish, From Her Mouth to Grandma’s Ears
2 months ago

In the News: Dashai Morton’s 12th Birthday Wish, From Her Mouth to Grandma’s Ears

Dashai Morton, a 12-year-old from Maryland told her grandmother that what she most wanted for her birthday was to help people affected by recent hurricanes. The 6th grader celebrated her …
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In the News: OWN Brings Back 227 and Grandma Pearl Shay
3 months ago

In the News: OWN Brings Back 227 and Grandma Pearl Shay

OWN recently announced that it is bringing back 227! In the process, it is bringing back Pearl Shay (played by Helen Martin), a black grandmother raising her grandson Calvin Dobbs …
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