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Gee's Bend (or Boykin) is located in a rural Alabama community, once owned by the Gee Family and later the Pettway's, who maintained a cotton plantation beginning in the early 19th Century.
This isolated area is at a bend of the Alabama River in Wilcox County.
Many descendants of former slaves, who worked on the plantation, still reside in this community. The women became especially well known for their unique style of quilt making..
The Honorable Judge Jo Celeste Pettway: A Dialogue with the First Black Female Elected or Appointed to the State Bench in Alabama
Introduction by Dr. Anny Morobel-Sosa, Provost and Sr. V.P. for Academic Affairs and moderated by Dawn Ewing-Morgan
Speech & Theatre Building - Studio Theatre
Wednesday, April15, 2015 @ 4 PM
Talk: The Art of Gee's Bend Quilts
Wednesday, April 22 at 11:00 AM and 6 PM
Joseph Tirella, Acting Director of Media Relations and Author of Tomorrow-Land: The 1964-65 World's Fair and the Transformation of America
Talk: Peace Through Understanding: The 1964-65 World's Fair and the Fight for Civil Rights
Thursday, April 23 at 12:30 PM
In collaboration with The City and The Humanities Program