A Ferris and Ferris Book series.
Published by The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill. 2022. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. By Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore.
Gilmore explores four generations of Bearden’s family and highlights his experiences in North Carolina, Pittsburgh, and Harlem. She engages deeply with Bearden’s art and considers it as an alternative archive that offers a unique perspective on the history, memory, and collective imagination of Black southerners who migrated to the North. In doing so, she revises and deepens our appreciation of Bearden’s place in the artistic canon and our understanding of his relationship to southern, African American, and American cultural and social history.