Glenda Hooker Captures Black History

Glenda Hooker, an extraordinary doll artist, has exhibited her collection of miniature vignettes depicting major civil rights victories, events and significant icons in African American History for over 30 years. Her traveling museum has been on display in venues from Southern California to Birmingham, England.

For more than 30 years Ms. Hooker’s pieces have been seen by miniature enthusiasts and original doll collectors at  shows across the United States and Europe.

Her historical collection includes depictions of scenes from the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Thurgood Marshall in his chambers, slaves at auction, Jackie Robinson on the baseball field, Mary McCloud Bethune (pictured below), migration to the north, and many others.

Touring this miniature museum is both entertaining and educational. But the primary mission of Ms. Hooker, is to share African-American history in a way that is appealing to young and old. The series occupies approximately 1500 square feet. Be prepared to be captivated and enthralled by this artist’s attention to detail and ability to tell a story.

 

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  1. Sylva Blackstone says

    Hi, in the article heading “CAPTURE’S” does not need an apostrophe. It should be CAPTURES. The use of the word in the heading does not have a plural meaning or a possesive meaning.

    However, the headline captured my attention in at least two ways!!

  2. says

    We are looking forward to seeing this display on Sunday and bringing it to the Santa Clarita Valley!

    It has been a few years (wink! wink!) since I have had an opportunity to peer into a doll house, what a wonder concept!

    Thanks for inviting us! See you there!

    Nervie and Todd

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