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Preface / Marsha MacDowell and Aleia Brown Quilting Imitates Ubuntu / Archbishop Desmond Tutu Ubuntutu Institutional Partner Statements Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation Michigan State University Intentional Artmaking, Presentation, and Documentation On Curating Ubuntutu / Marsha MacDowell and Aleia Brown Quilted Tributes: The Art of Making the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Accessible / Marsha MacDowell and Aleia Brown Quilt Tributes and Artist Statements Lauren Austin Elaine Barnard Helga Beaumont Nkosazana Betani Dana Biddle Wendy Burtenshaw Bisa Butler Marian Coakley Marion Coleman Carolyn Crump Celia de Villiers and Kris van 't Hof Merithy Eccles and Ann-Marie Tully Deborah Fell Kathryn Harmer Fox Peggie Hartwell Jenny Hermans Jenny Hearn Sharon Kerry-Harlan Trienie Krugel Cynthia Lockhart Amita Makan Madeline Marsburg Tamar Mason Dindga McCannon Barbara Ann McCraw Peggy Lucas McGowan Annette McMaster Ed Johnetta Miller Barbara Murray Gina Niederhumer Pixieladies (Deb Cashatt and Kris Sazaki) Sharon Ray Morag Scodilis Denise Sheridan April Anue Shipp Carole Gary Staples Roy Starke Jenny Svensson Maxine S. Thomas Elmine van der Walt Bettie van Zyl Diane Vandeyar Hester Viles Enid Viljoen Sheila Walwyn Janet Waring Valerie C. White Trish Williams Art as Political Action Stitching to Empower / Sandra Kriel The Transformative Power of Love and Art / Sharon Gelman Making Art, Making Democracy What Tutu Helps Us to Remember / Rehana Odendaal Visualising the Possibilities of Pan-African Aesthetics through Quilt Portraiture / Michael Wilson Memorialisation of Struggle Heroes / Noel L Z Solani Contributors Acknowledgements

About the Author

Marsha MacDowell is Professor and Curator of Folk Arts at the Michigan State University Museum in East Lansing, Michigan. She is Director of the Quilt Index, a digital repository of stories, images, and other data related to quilts from dispersed collections around the world. Aleia Brown is Visiting Scholar with a joint appointment at the Michigan State University Museum and the Michigan State University History Department. Her writing, covering museums, civil rights, and gender, has appeared in Slate, TIMELINE Magazine, and other online platforms. She is the co-founder of two digital humanities projects: #BlkTwitterstorians and #MuseumsRespondtoFerguson.


"The format of this whole project of Ubuntutu is spectacular in that it produced both a standalone book as well as an exhibition by the same name. True to the meaning of ubuntu it is a collaborative project that produced delicious fruit."

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