Artist: Margaret Burroughs Background: African American visual artist, writer, poet, educator, and arts organizer. She co-founded the Ebony Museum of Chicago, now the DuSable Museum of African American History as well as helped establish the South Side Community Art Center.
Title: Riding Together in the 60's Materials: Linocut print w/black ink and white paper. (The artist takes a large block of lenolium and carves the image into the block. Black ink is rolled onto the block and touches only the areas that have not been carved a way. Then a piece of paper is pressed against the block. The carved lines appear white from the paper. The printmaking process allows the artist to make many copies at low cost.)
Work in groups of 2-3. Assign one person as the writer and one person as the reporter to the class. 1.Describe what you see.
2. What is this print about? (Analysis what you see.)
2. Explain if there was any possible significance in Margaret Burroughs placing two Afro-American children on the Bus with two white adults.
3. From what you have learned about woodblock printing, why could this have been a purposeful choice for the subject matter?