caribbeancivilisation: Tamara Natalie Madden is a Jamaican born painter and mixed-media artist. Madden’s paintings are allegories that seek to heighten and empower the everyday people of the African diaspora. Madden’s influences are varied. Some influences come from Gustav Klimt, West East African Royalty, Egypt, Asia, and from the clothing that’s worn by native African and Indian women. She is highly inspired by people from various cultures around the world, but chooses to paint imagery
From Slave Ship to Harvard the true story of an African American family in Maryland over six generations. The author has reconstructed a unique narrative of black struggle and achievement from paintings, photographs, books, diaries, court records, legal documents, and oral histories. From Slave Ship to Harvard traces the family from the colonial period and the American Revolution through the Civil War to Harvard and finally today.