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The First One Who . . . !
January 29, 2004 - April 5, 2004

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An exhibition of sculptural books celebrating individuals of African ancestry who did it first

organized by  Ruth E.  Edwards

Kamari  Allah
Henry Ossawa Tanner
subject: Henry Ossawa Tanner
Wildfire
subject: (Mary) Edmonia "Wildfire" Lewis
Gail  Beckford
On Point
subject: Janet Collins
R. Gregory  Christie
Real Tales of the Old West
subject: Jim Beckwourth, Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, Bill Pickett and others
Francine J.  Davis
Blast Off!!!
subject: Robert Lawrence, Guion S. Bluford, Jr., Bernard A. Harris, Jr., Mae C. Jemison, Frederick D. Gregory
Valerie  Deas
Primitive By Choice
subject: Jean-Michel Basquiat
Stamped!
subject: Georg Olden
Ruth E.  Edwards
On the Ropes
subject: Jack Johnson
She Put A Dent In It
subject: Clotilde Dent Bowen
Steps of a Giant, The
subject: Colin Powell
Brenda  Falus
Money Market Man
subject: Ernest Stanley O'Neal
Ione M.  Foote
Notable Eva Jessye, The
subject: Eva Jessye
Marina  Gutierrez
Real Tales of the Old West
subject: Jim Beckwourth, Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, Bill Pickett and others
Cleo  Jarvis
Here Comes the Judge
subject: Thurgood Marshall
Irene M.  Mays
What A Racket!
subject: Lucy Diggs Stowe, Tally Holmes, Ora Washington, Dr. Reginald Weir, Lorraine Williams, Althea Gibson, Arthur Ashe, Zena Garrison, Laurie Mitchell McNeil, and Venus and Serena Williams
Sandra  Redman
Brave Bessie
subject: Bessie Coleman
Slave to Fashion
subject: Elizabeth Keckley
Unforgettable
subject: Nat King Cole
Cheryl Ann  Shackelton Hawkins
Jackie Robinson, Play Ball!
subject: Jackie Robinson
 Shimoda
Moms Mabley, Contained!
subject: Jackie "Moms" Mabley
Dolores  Taylor
Lilies of the Field
subject: Sidney Poitier
Harriette  Washington-Williams
Aretha Franklin: "Queen of Soul"
subject: Aretha Franklin
JoAnn  Williams
Gwendolyn Brooks: Truth Telling
subject: Gwendolyn Brooks