This exhibit was displayed at Booth Library February 1 - March 10, 2009
About the Exhibit
Wrapped in Pride: Ghanaian Kente and African American Identity featured an impressive collection of artifacts and artisan works for Eastern Illinois University's celebration of African American Heritage Month 2009.
The display of so much African weaving close enough to touch was unique for the Charleston region. The exhibit demonstrated the rich cultural heritage of Ghana. The exhibit gave spectators the ability to become more attuned to the art of weaving and use of raw materials to make cloth, skills highly prized in American local culture just a couple or three generations ago.
The exhibit was made possible by the National Endowment of the Humanities and their work with the Mid-America Arts Alliance and the UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History.