Episode 53: Dorothy Burge

Stitch by Stitch: The Threads of Abolition, Pt. II

Dorothy Burge

Picking up where we left off in our last episode, we visit with the incomparable Dorothy Burge, activist, story-teller, educator, art-maker, quilter extraordinaire—and a pillar of the abolitionist movement. Mama Dorothy sat down with us at the DePaul Art Museum in Chicago a few days before she gave the key-note address at the Stitch x Stitch Conference. Our conversation included a journey through the current exhibition, Remaking the Exceptional: Tea, Torture, and Reparations/Chicago to Guantánamo, which features several pieces by Ms. Burge. 


Video tour of Remaking the Exceptional: Tea, Torture, and Reparations/Chicago to Guantánamo with Dorothy and Bill

Note: apologies for the shaky video – this was our first attempt, but we hope to improve in subsequent efforts!

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