Welcome To Red Dirt & Pot Liquor
Tracing Legacy & Memory of Black Women
RDPL is a storytelling archival project. RDPL will unpack themes associated with memory, and legacy. The artist will collect and archive audio stories from Black women elders from the Newark area. Together they will create a group quilt consisting of traditional quiltmaking materials, audio and video stories and songs, shadow box stories, and other immersive mediums.
“I still look good. I appreciate and enjoy my age. A lot of people resist transition and therefore never allow themselves to enjoy who they are."
A Brief Look Into Red Dirt & Pot Liquor
Red Dirt & Pot Liquor that traces the memory and legacy of Black women lead by Founder by Dr. Antoinette Ellis-Williams, and Executive Produced by Khadiyah Thomas.
Over the last few months the RDPL team has immersed ourselves into archiving some of Newark’s most fascinating artists work and the history of their families. Check out this sneak peek of our film and some photos.
A Sneak Peek Red Dirt & Pot Liquor (Film)
Some of Our Photos from Interviews, Community Art Workshops and more!!!
Red Dirt & Pot Liquor Quilt
The Quilt Creators
Row 1: Adrienne Wheeler, Linda West, Susan Pope, Brendelle Murphy
Row 2: Michele Murchison, Linda Leonard Nevels, Charlotte Stafford, Alicia Robinson
Row 3: Antoinette Ellis-Williams, Yvonne Onque, Carol Cleveland, Cathleen McCoy Bristol
Row 4: Marjorie Gaddy, Margarat C. Lewis, Yvonne Hogan, Khalea Washington
Row 5: Ameerah Shabazz, Margaret Graddy, Nettie Forne Thomas, Carol Cleveland
Row 6: Dena Corbin, Bisa Washington, Lucinda Keith, Hanifa Barnes