Whitney Miller, the author of “Henry Boyd’s Freedom Bed” was featured in a solid story this weekend about black craftspeople on the show “Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien.”
Watch the whole segment here.
In addition to Whitney, the story highlights our friend Jerome Bias and discusses his work to try to correct the history of black woodworkers and their contributions to our furniture record. (Jerome is also working on a book for Lost Art Press.)
It’s definitely worth five minutes of your time to check out this segment.
— Christopher Schwarz
8 thoughts on “Whitney Miller, Jerome Bias & Henry Boyd Featured on ‘Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien’”
Thanks for the heads-up.
Nicely done! It’s great to see the work and the “hands of” part of the things made emphasized. After being de-emphasized for centuries, it’s about D time the makers get their due. Bravo!
Drat! “403 Forbidden”
Guess I’ll have to wait until I’m back in the US to watch.
Very cool! Thanks for sharing…
Lovely! Wish it were longer, but obviously there’s a lot of time pressure on broadcast pieces.
Nice to see this. Though less ‘woodworking’, the bit on the Ohio shot teacher trying to remove the stigma associated with Trade occupations was pretty nice to see as well. We need more people who want to work in skilled trades in this country, such a shortage of interest.
Shop teacher, of course 🙁
Great news story! Imagine if the media started flooding these kinds of stories instead of the usual trash. The world would instantly become a better place. People’s focus would shift more to good things and I think we would all experience more good.
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