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Minnie Evans

December 16th in African American History – Minnie Evans

December 16, 1987 Minnie Evans, folk artist, died. Evans was born December 12, 1892 in Pender County, North Carolina but raised in Wilmington, North Carolina. She began drawing on Good Friday, 1935 after she heard a voice that said to her “why don’t you draw or die?” Evans had her first formal exhibition of drawings […]

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