Dietra Montague
designer of spiritual spaces, USA

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"Speak to My Heart"

Part of the exhibition "Speak to My Heart: Communities of Faith and Contemporary African American Life" in the Arts and Industries Building, Smithsonian Institution. (through June 30, 2000)

Documents, photos, and music explore the role of the black church in major American cities, including Washington, D.C. The exhibition explores the centrality of churches and how churches enrich the everyday lives of people.

Some of the African items used in this altar are clay pots from Burkina Faso and Botswana, Ghanaian Kente cloth and Mud cloth from Mali.

these pages submitted to by Dietra Montague,
May. 1999 -- last updated, Jan. 2002