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Faith Ringgold, Trailblazing Artist, Author and Activist, Dies at 93

HeadlineApr 16, 2024

The pioneering Black multimedia artist, activist and author Faith Ringgold has died at the age of 93. Ringgold is best known for her vibrant quilts depicting African American communities, especially in her native New York, and political messages. She spoke out against racism, Eurocentrism and patriarchy in the art establishment, and became a champion for other Black women artists. She famously said, “I just decided when someone says you can’t do something, do more of it.”

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