Justice for All

By: Jo-Ann Morgan

Surfside Beach, South Carolina,

Artist Statement

This is in tribute to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The work is part of a stitched fabric series called the “Lady Corona Comforter Series” that I began during the pandemic. Lady Corona is meant to be a figure who offers comfort. Lady Corona (right) joins two couples, among the many constituencies whose lives were impacted by Ginsburg and among thousands who came out to pay respects after her passing. I am Professor Emeritus of African American Studies and Art History at Western Illinois University, and author of The Black Arts Movement and the Black Panther Party in American Visual Culture (Routledge, 2019).