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The Builder of Leaders
  • Patricia A. Montgomery
    born 1952
    born: Biloxi, Mississippi, United States ; active: United States
  • The Builder of Leaders, circa 2015
  • Tribute to Civil Rights Movement Heroines
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton and batik fabrics, textile thread painting, digital images, buttons
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: large coat
  • Patricia A. Montgomery, Artist
  • Not on display
  • EL2017.028
  • Loan: Not in the Spencer's collection
Label Text

Exhibition Label:
"Narratives of the Soul", 08-Jul-2017
This coat represents Ella Josephine Baker, a professional community organizer who believed in group-centered leadership that allowed people to participate in the decisions that affect their lives. Her philosophy contributed to leadership throughout Civil Rights Movement organizations and African American communities.