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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Miles Beaty, artist
    born 2007
    born: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
    Marla A. Jackson, quilter
    born 1952
    born: Detroit, Michigan, United States
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 2018
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton, quilted by Marla Jackson
  • Object Height/Width: 24 1/2 x 16 1/2 in
  • Courtesy of Miles Beaty
  • Not on display
  • EL2018.090
  • Loan: Not in the Spencer's collection
Label Text

Exhibition Label:
"Paying Homage: Celebrating the Diversity of Men in Quilts", 02-Jun-2018
Eleven-year-old artist Miles Beaty created this quilt during a workshop for children at Marla Jackson’s African American Quilt Museum and Textile Academy in Lawrence. Jackson runs “Beyond the Book,” a student outreach program that teaches visual literacy to youth in Northeast Kansas. Beaty chose to pay homage to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose message of peace and justice for all is as relevant today as it was when Dr. King—who was assassinated in April 1968—was alive.