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Glenda Hooker Captures Black History

My mother - Glenda Hooker

My Mother - Glenda Hooker

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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