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Object Name: Coverlet
Date: 1984
Medium: Cotton
Dimensions: Overall: 72 x 48 in. ( 182.9 x 121.9 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Red and white woven cotton coverlet or throw blanket made for the Society of the Preservation of Weeksville & Bedford-Stuyvesant History; central portrait of African-American woman; four corner reserves picturing Colored School #2; portrait of Rev. Edward C. Africanus; sign referring to James Weeks buying land in Brooklyn; and portrait of Dr. Susan Smith McKinney Steward. Banner above central portrait "SAVE THE MEMORIES OF SELF"; list of historic sites around outer edge; 2" red and white fringe.
Credit Line: Gift of the First AME Zion Church
Object Number: 2001.25
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