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"In 2008, I returned to Gees Bend that had become famous, primarily because of its quilters. Art dealers discovered the quilts in the early 1970's, and they became collectors’ items. The quilts are now displayed in museums instead of warming walls and covering beds in drafty shanties where we had seen them in 1965. Despite the national attention, nearly 40% of the seven hundred souls in Gees Bend still live below the poverty line."-Maria Gitin, (third from left) Author, Civil Rights Veteran.