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Exhibition Date

November 2023


Painted Masonite panel, vinyl, Sintra, wooden gate, cotton stalks.


Sophy Morgan was enslaved on Spencer Morgan’s plantation in Nances Creek, AL. Only a few details of her life survive as found in official census and Freedmen’s Bureau records. Those are included in the timeline. A narrative of what her life might have been like was pieced together using historical accounts of life in slavery and events in Nances Creek during that time. The wooden gate represents the realm of the household, where Sophy would have worked both as a slave and as a freed person.


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The MFA Thesis Exhibition was held in the Hammond Hall Art Gallery.