New Exhibitions | Forsberg Riverside Galleries
December, 2022 – March 19, 2023
Freedom’s Daughters: Unsung Heroines from Suffrage to Civil Rights by Kathy Schumacher
We Still Rise | Black Voices from the Collection
This cycle of paintings by Cedar Rapids, self-taught artist Kathy Schumacher depicts largely unknown Black heroines from the Suffrage to Civil Rights in United States. The 24 women represented span from the late nineteenth to present day. Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, and Rosa Parks are names many people have heard, fewer are familiar with Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin, cofounding editor of the Woman’s Era, the first national newspaper published by and for Black Women; Nannie Helen Burroughs founder of the first Black owned and operated school for girls; Unita Zelma Blackwell, first Black woman elected mayor in Mississippi; Daisy Bates, the force behind the first high school integration in Little Rock, Arkansas.