Dr. James Stewart and his wife, Dr. Caryl Sheffield, have recently donated a framed limited edition print to the Penn State Greater Allegheny campus.
"The Americans," by Dane Tilghman, emphasizes the collective attachment to core American values held by most African Americans and shows two individuals that Tilghman met. One man proudly displayed an American flag outside his home as a testimonial to the sacrifices he made for his country, and the second figure was a spectator Tilghman saw at a July 4th parade.
The print is housed in the J. Clarence Kelly Library on the campus and is on view on the first floor.
Drs. Stewart and Sheffield also recently loaned the library a serigraph, "School Bell Time" by noted African American artist, Romare Bearden. According to Amailia Amaki, author of A Century of African American Art, this work recalls Bearden's life experiences and reflects the fact that because of the mobility of his parents, he went to school in many different places.