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Kyra E. Hicks

Entries by Kyra E. Hicks

What Is Your Guess for the 2013 Coretta Scott King Book Awards?

(4) Comments | Posted January 2, 2013 | 1:24 PM

The 44th Annual Coretta Scott King Awards will webcast live January 28, 2013 at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Seattle. The awards are given to African-American authors and illustrators of outstanding young adult and children books about the black experience.

For fun (yeah,...

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Queen Elizabeth II's Jubilee Gift May Shed Light on Quilt Mystery, Black Studies

(2) Comments | Posted June 4, 2012 | 2:27 PM

Queen Elizabeth II this week authorized the online release of her great-great grandmother's diaries -- and by doing so may shed light on a century-old quilt mystery and British race relations during Victorian times.

As part of the Diamond Jubilee festivities, Queen Victoria's journals -- 141 volumes and a...

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Michael Cummings - 30 Years of Quilt-Making

(1) Comments | Posted May 31, 2012 | 10:21 AM


The work of New York quilter Michael Cummings is included in the exhibit "Secrets & Stories" now on display at the Visions Art Museum in San Diego. Art quilts by Rachel Brumer, Karen Cunagin,

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A Catalog of Quilts

(1) Comments | Posted May 9, 2012 | 12:55 PM

Congratulations to Aisha Lumumba! She has just published her own quilt catalog! Gifted: Art Quilts Featuring African American History Makers is a 28-page, full-color softback catalog showcasing quilted portraits of prominent Black Americans such as Harriet Tubman, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, Sidney Poitier and president and Mrs. Obama.  


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