Pan Am Public Art: Art Across Borders Artist
William Y. Cooper
Black Woman as Warrior, five-panel mural, each panel
will be 8-ft. tall by 4-ft. wide.
Black Woman as Warrior celebrates courageous Black women who have accomplished much against great odds in the fight for the freedom and dignity of African people. Each 8x4 ft. panel is "a visual metaphor for Ida B. Wells (a civil rights activist), Harriet Tubman (a heroic conductor of the Underground Railroad), Fannie Lou Hames (a sharecropper who fought for the right to vote), Marva Collins (an innovative educator), and Maxine Waters (a U.S. Congresswoman). A brief biographical and historical description of each woman portrayed has been placed under each painted panel.
Y. Cooper received a BFA from the University at Buffalo and is NYS Certified
Art Teacher. In 1997 he received the Annual Professional Artist Award
from the Arts Council of Buffalo & Erie County, one of the highest
distinctions an artist may receive in this region.
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