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Ruth Starr Rose: Portraits of an Eastern Shore African American Family

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Helen Yuen with Reginald F. Lewis Museum next to Man in Suit by Ruth Starr Rose.

Ruth Starr Rose painted some of the most iconic images of an African American family on the Eastern Shore during some of the most segregated times in America. However, her images caught a dignity and strength of character not seen in many of the depictions of the time. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush looks at her portraits of the Moaney family in part 1. Her work is being displayed at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture through April 3rd.

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