Press Release For Immediate Release College Park, MD August 20, 2015 – Beginning September 27, 2015 Delilah W. Pierce Natural Perspective opens at the University of Maryland University College Arts Program Gallery. The show runs to January 3, 2016. On November 8, 2015, from 3 pm to 5 pm, there will be a panel discussionContinue reading “Delilah W. Pierce Natural Perspective”
President Harry Truman was the President of the United States from 1945 to 1953, a time of grand expectations in post WWII America. He succeeded President Franklin D. Roosevelt after he died. President Truman had big shoes to fill after President Roosevelt’s historic New Deal. One of those shoes to fill was America’s changing cultureContinue reading “Delilah W. Pierce Helped In Fight For Federal Aid To Education Bill”
Delilah W. Pierce hosted a planning meeting of the Phi Delta Kappa sorority at her home in the Washington, DC Gold Coast – A nickname for the community of Washington, DC’s African American elite. At the time, the president was Mr. Olivia Henry, educator and fierce advocate for African American young people understanding the importanceContinue reading “Delilah W. Pierce Hosted Phi Delta Kappa Meeting In The Gold Coast”
Reporter Louis Lautier, who, according the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, is known for being an advocate who successfully achieved integrating the Senate and House press galleries in 1947. Mr. Lautier covered the life of Delilah W. Pierce and highlighted her in his Afro American newspaper Capital Spotlight column. At the time Mr. LautierContinue reading “Delilah W. Pierce & Her Connection To The First African American Admitted To The National Press Club”
Delilah W. Pierce not only helped to expand black identity perceptions during her life and career as an artist, curator, educator and advocate, she helped break down the vicious barriers of gender inequality within the visual arts community. Author Susan Willand Worteck said in the introduction: The role of black women in the development ofContinue reading “Delilah W. Pierce Helped Address Gender & Racial Inequality In Forever Free: Art By African-American Women, 1862-1980 An Exhibition”
Delilah W. Pierce was a very active artist, curator, and educator. One of her talks was promoted in The Washingtonian Magazine in 1985. Learn More: The Washingtonian, Volume 20.
Author Helen Tierney published a cannon of female African American painters. In her anthology she covered the wider expressions of African American female artists. Delilah W. Pierce was included in the cannon. Ms. Tierney explored some of the core “emotions” of African American art: celebration, grief, anger, and pride. Check out Helen Tierney’s The Women’s StudiesContinue reading “Delilah W. Pierce Included In The Women’s Studies Encyclopedia”
Delilah W. Pierce dedicated her life to fighting for equal rights for women, equal education, and fairness for people of color. Her art expressed that notion. Author Robert Henkes created a cannon for African American women artists and their expressions. From the pages of The Art of Black Women: African American women artists have foughtContinue reading “Delilah W. Pierce Featured In The Art of Black American Women”
The Washington Water Color Association is holding its Spring Art Exhibition from March 5 to May 31 2013 at the Woman’s National Democratic Club. Delilah was an active member during her life and regularly exhibited. Delilah W. Pierce served as their Vice President 1974 ‑ 1976, Treasurer 1978 to 1983, Board Member 1974 ‑ 1983, Elected Honorary MemberContinue reading “Delilah W. Pierce Listed At Current Washington Water Color Association Event”
In 1992, before her death, Delilah W. Pierce received an award for being a leader in art and education at the then 5th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership gala. Jet Magazine highlighted the event in their Cocktail Chit Chat section.