Margaret Burroughs

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  • Margaret
  • Taylor
  • Margaret Taylor Goss Burroughs Margaret Goss Burroughs Margaret T. Burroughs
  • Burroughs
  • Charles Gordon Burroughs; a museum curator married December 23, 1949 poet and founder of the Associated Negro Press
  • Bernard Goss married 1939; divorced, 1947
  • Gayle Goss Toller (adopted) Paul Burroughs
  • November 1, 1917
  • St. Rose, Louisiana
  • November 21, 2010
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • African-American
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Block Printer, Draftsman, Illustrator, Lithographer, Painter-Oil, Printmaker, Sculptor
  • 1933: graduated from Englewood High School, Chicago, Illinois
    1937: graduated Chicago State University, Chicago, Illinois; teaching certificate
    1946: BA in art education,, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
    1948: MA in art education, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
    summers 1958–1960: Teachers College of Columbia University, graduate study
    1952–1953: Esmerelda Art School, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Array
  • Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C.

    South Side Community Arts Center, Chicago, Illinois

    Studio Museum, New York, New York

    2015: The Art and Influence of Dr. Margaret T. Burroughs, DuSable Museum, Chicago, Illinois

  • Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

    The Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, South Carolina

    Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

    Oakton College, Des Plaines, Illinois
  • The Beginner's Guide to Collecting Fine Art, African American Style Ana M. Allen and Margaret Taylor Burroughs (1998) For Malcolm; poems on the life and the death of Malcolm X Dudley Randall and Margaret G. Burroughs, editors (1969) Interlude: seven musical poems by Frank Marshall Davis, Margaret T. Burroughs, editor. (1985) Minds flowing free: original poetry by "The Ladies" women's division of Cook County Department of Corrections, Margaret Taylor-Burroughs, editor (1986) A shared heritage: art by four African Americans by William E. Taylor and Harriet G. Warkel with essays by Margaret T. G. Burroughs and others (1996) A very special tribute in honor of a very special person, Eugene Pieter Romayn Feldman, Margaret T. Burroughs, editor (1988) poems Did you feed my cow? Street games, chants, and rhymes, 1969 Jasper, the drummin' boy, 1947 What shall I tell my children who are Black?, 1968 What shall I tell my children?: An addenda (1975)
  • DuSable Museum, Chicago, Illinois; co-founder

    South Side Community Art Center, Chicago, Illinois; founding member

  • 1989: inducted into Chicago Women's Hall of Fame, Chicago, Illinois

    1975: President's Humanitarian Award from Gerald Ford

    Paul Robeson Citation Award,

    Legends and Legacy Award from the Art Institute of Chicago

    1980: President Jimmy Carter appointed her a member of the National Commission on African-American History and Culture

    February 1, 1986, "Dr. Margaret Burroughs Day"
  • Margaret Burroughs Papers, DuSable Museum of African American History, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1940-1968: Teacher, Dusable High School, Chicago, Illinois

    teacher, Kennedy-King Community College

    Writer, poet: For Malcolm: Poems on the Life and the Death of Malcolm X (1967), with Dudley Randall; What Shall I Tell My Children Who Are Black? (1968); Africa, My Africa! (1970); Whip me whop me pudding, and other stories of Riley Rabbit and his fabulous friends, 1966

    art director for the Negro Hall of Fame

    Book illustrator
  • page on Wikipedia

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    Burroughs recalls her part in establishing the South Side Community Art Center

    "Chicago Tonight" segment on PBS-WTTW
  • Alexander Taylor, a farmer, and his wife Octavia, a domestic laborer; in Chicago, he found work in a railroad roundhouse and she continued as a domestic laborer