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.
This uplifting, Emmy-winning PBS film tells the modern-day "Cinderalla" story of the quiltmakers of Gee's Bend, Alabama. Artists born into extreme poverty, they live to see their quilts hailed by a The New York Times art critic as "some of the most miraculous works of modern art America has produced."
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