(1911 - 2001)
Virginia Jackson Kiah was active/lived in Georgia, Mississippi. Virginia Kiah is known for Portrait painting, educator, museum director.
Biography Virginia Kiah
The daughter of a progressive and prominent civil rights leader, Virginia Kiah Jackson overcame racial barriers to pursue an advanced art education and enjoy a successful career as a portrait painter whose work has been shown in the United States Capitol.
Kiah's mother was Dr. Lillian Carroll Jackson, often referred to as "Ma Jackson" in recognition of her matriarchal, thirty-year leadership of the Baltimore branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Kiah and her sister grew up in that city, working alongside their parents at voter registration drives and other organization activities. Virginia's early passion for art was enthusiastically encouraged and, following her high school graduation, she studie
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