My Dream of Martin Luther King
“a personal and captivating portrait of the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. “
lives and continues to work in Englewood, NJ. She began her career in the early 60’s as a painter, an art activist, feminist and an educator. Her protests, events, happenings and exhibitions of the 60’s and 70’s took a stand for Freedom of Speech and equality, she broke ground and opened (museum) doors for artists of color and women. Today, she is best known for her painted story quilts and her illustrated children’s books. Ringgold’s first book, Tar Beach, was a Caldecott Honor Book and winner of the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration, among numerous other honors. Ringgold has illustrated fourteen children’s books eleven of which were also written by her.