Nell Parker Pettway is the daughter of Cherokee Pettway and sister of Annie Bell Pettway and Clementine Kennedy. Their Sodom family was photographed extensively by Arthur Rothstein and Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration.
The women of Gee’s Bend—a small, remote, black community in Alabama—have created hundreds of quilt masterpieces dating from the early twentieth century to the present. Gee’s Bend: The Women and Their Quilts tells the story of this town and its art.
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