Monthly Archives: January 2019

Portrait: Ruth Gower, Knoxville, Tennesseee

        Portrait of Ruth Gower, Knoxville, Tennessee, May 1981. Pencil sketch, digital paint.

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Bio: Dorothea Blankenship

“Dorothea Blankenship, a younger contemporary and friend of Harlem Renaissance poets like Langston Hughes and Georgia Douglas Johnson. When the Depression devastated the Harlem literary scene, she returned to her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, and worked as a schoolteacher. But in … Continue reading

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