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Frederick Douglass
  • Leo Ransom
    born 1965
    born: Bonham, Texas, United States ; active: United States
  • Frederick Douglass, 2013
  • Where object was made: United States
  • 100% cottons, cotton thread, Heat N Bond Lite Fusible, wool batting
  • Object Height/Width: 20 x 16 1/2 in
  • Courtesy of Leo Ransom
  • Not on display
  • EL2018.081
  • Loan: Not in the Spencer's collection
Label Text

Exhibition Label:
"Paying Homage: Celebrating the Diversity of Men in Quilts", 02-Jun-2018
Leo Ransom honors important historical and contemporary figures in his quilts. This portrait quilt portrays Frederick Douglass, the African American author, activist, and orator. Douglass (1818–1895) escaped from enslavement at age 20 and rose to prominence as a public speaker and abolitionist. Douglass’s work as an activist and author remains influential to this day.