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2013 Civic Leadership Honoree: David C. Driskell

May 15, 2013

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Highly regarded as an artist and scholar, David C. Driskell is cited as one of the world’s leading authorities on the subject of African American Art. A resident of Prince George’s County for over 40 years, he is the recipient of 13 honorary doctoral degrees and numerous fellowships and was awarded the National Humanities Medal from President Clinton who cited Dr. Driskell for “opening our eyes to the beauty, poignancy and power of African American art. As artist, curator, scholar and educator, he has focused attention on black artists sparking worldwide interest among art lovers, critics, and historians and enriching the cultural heritage and history of our Nation”.  In 1998, the University of Maryland founded The David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the African Diaspora to pay homage to Dr. Driskell.

Click the video below to learn about David’s work in the community

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