"Filled with my Love always"

Embroidered pillowcase: Rose, a slave, gave this pillowcase to her 9-year-old daughter when the girl was sold. The girl’s granddaughter, Ruth, later embroidered her family’s story onto it. Photo by Lexey Swall.
This is a detail of a piece in the new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC. Check out the very interesting virtual tour and article in the New York Times.


  1. so tragic and yet so beautiful...

  2. Wow. Thank you so much for pointing the way to the NY Times article. Unbelievably well done, and very touching.

  3. I can't stop looking at this image. Heartbreaking and so courageous.

  4. heart wrenching and heart warming.


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