Project Category: Catherine Freed Galleria

Catherine Freed Galleria

Catherine Freed Galleria

Curator’s Statement Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) commemorates the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, in 1865, to ensure that all enslaved people be freed. Although the Emancipation Proclamation was passed in 1862, it took several years before the news would reach the entire population of enslaved persons. The longest-running African-American holiday, Juneteenth...

In honor of Juneteenth, the University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum will display “A Tribute to Floyd Cooper and Jerry Pinkney.”

Floyd Cooper

Floyd Cooper received a Coretta Scott King Award for his illustrations in The Blacker the Berry and a Coretta Scott King Honor for Brown Honey in Broomwheat Tea and I Have Heard of a Land. Born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Cooper received a degree in fine arts from the University of Oklahoma and, after...