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Gladys-Marie Fry

Gladys-Marie Fry is one of the nation's leading authorities on African American textiles. She developed two groundbreaking exhibitions on African American quilting: Man Made: African-American Men and Quilting Traditions and Stitched From the Soul: Slave Quilts from the Ante-Bellum South.

Trained as a folklorist, Dr. Fry is the author of several books and articles, and is Professor Emerita at the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland.