Pierce to the Soul: For Further Reading

On Mr. Pierce:

Norma J. Roberts (ed.), Elijah Pierce, Woodcarver (Columbus Museum of Art, 1992) (Exhibition catalogue.)

Nannette V. Maciejunes and E. Jane Connell, “Secular Sermons:  Elijah Pierce, Woodcarver,” Timeline 10 (May-June 1993)3, 2-23.

Black Folk Art in America: 1930-1980, foreword by Peter C. Marzio, with essays by Jane Livingston, John Beardsley, and Regenia Perry, Washington, D.C., Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1982. Pp. 175; 42 color; 100 black-and-white.  Review of the book:  Mary Schmidt Campbell, “Black Folk Art in America” Art Journal, Vol. 42, No. 4, “The Crisis in the Discipline” (Winter, 1982), pp. 345-346.

On Mr. Pierce’s protégé, Leroy Almon:



On Columbus:

Listen for the Jazz:  Key Notes in Columbus History (Arts Foundation of Olde Towne, 1990).

Sharon Rose Hostetler, “Contributions of Blacks to the Quality of Life in Columbus, Ohio,” MA Thesis, The Ohio State University, 1982.

Sources on the Great Migration of African-Americans:

Ira Berlin, The Making of African America: The Four Great Migrations (2010).

“The African-American Mosaic,” Library of Congress.  http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/african/intro.html  and for the Great Migration, http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/african/afam008.html

Digital History:  http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/database/article_display.cfm?HHID=443

“The Great Migration:  A Story in Paintings by Jacob Lawrence”:  http://www.columbia.edu/itc/history/odonnell/w1010/edit/migration/migration.html  [Note:  This link might not work on the Firefox platform; it does work on Internet Explorer]

See also:

Paul Garon and Gene Tomko, “What’s the Use of Walking if There’s a Freight Train Going Your Way?Black Hoboes & Their Songs. (2006) (includes CD of songs).

Craig Marberry, Cuttin’ Up:  Wit and Wisdom from Black Barber Shops (2005).

Jane Livingston and John Beardsley, Black Folk Art in America, 1930-1980 (1989).


Compiled by Bill Childs, dramaturge