Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Lucy Goes to Vote
Quilt by Lauren Austin

In her own words: "Lucy Goes to Vote was inspired by the struggle against Apartheid in South Africa coming to fruition in the free election of Nelson Mandela as president. News reports of hundreds of thousands walking miles from their small villages to polling places to cast their votes made me wonder what women were thinking and feeling as they walked with their families and neighbors. My grandmother told me stories of lines of black people waiting to vote after universal sufferage in 1964. At the top left of the quilt are the words to the Negro National Anthem and South African National Anthem."

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