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Quisenberry, Rosetta Lucas

(born: 1951  -  died: 2020) 

Rosetta Quisenberry, born in Lexington, KY, was a school teacher for 14 years. She had collected over 1,000 postcards and other memorabilia with depictions of racist acts toward African Americans, many of which are featured in Quisenberry's 4-part series, A Saga of the Black Man, A Saga of the Black Woman, A Saga of the Black Child, and A Saga of the Black Family. From September 2007 - May 2008, items from Quisenberry's extensive collection were included in the exhibit in the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum in Arkansas. In 2009, Quisenberry appeared on BET [Black Entertainment Television] to talk about her books. She also appeared on KET. Quisenberry was awarded the Lucy Harth Smith-Atwood S. Wilson Award by the Kentucky Education Association, which she received April 2010. Three years later, the 5th book of A Saga series was published, Things, People, and Places We Must Always Remember. Rosetta Quisenberry was a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky. For more see the Rosetta Quisenberry interview on the second half of the video Juneteenth [#217] "Connections with Renee Shaw," 07/07/2007, at KET (Kentucky Educational Television); M. Davis, "Clinton Library checks out collection, likes what it sees," Lexington Herald-Leader, 06/28/2007, Free Time section, p. E2; and M. Davis, "BET to highlight Lexington author - Quisenberry self-published four books on the Black experience in U.S.," Lexington Herald-Leader, 02/05/2009, City Region section, p. D1.

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Cited in this Entry

NKAA Entry: Smith, Lucy Harth
NKAA Entry: Wilson, Atwood S.
NKAA Source: A Saga of the black man, [part 1]
NKAA Source: A Saga of the black woman, part 2
NKAA Source: A Saga of the black child, part 3
NKAA Source: A Saga of the black family, part 4
NKAA Source: Things, people, and places we must always remember
NKAA Source: Lexington herald-leader (newspaper)

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