Artist Faith Ringgold talks about her artwork in front of her painting, "U.S. Postage Stamp Commemorating the Advent of Black Power, 1967" during a preview of her exhibition, American People, Black Light: Faith Ringgold’s Paintings of the 1960s at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, Wednesday, June 19, 2013. Ringgold explains her "confrontational art" _ vivid paintings whose themes of race, gender, class and civil rights were so intense that for years, no one would buy them. "I didn’t want people to be able to look, and look away, because a lot of people do that with art," Ringgold said. "I want them to look and see. I want to grab their eyes and hold them, because this is America." (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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Artist Faith Ringgold talks about her artwork in front of her painting, "U.S. Postage Stamp Commemorating the Advent of Black Power, 1967" during a preview of her exhibition, American People, Black Light: Faith Ringgold’s Paintings of the 1960s at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, Wednesday, June 19, 2013. Ringgold explains her "confrontational art" _ vivid paintings whose themes of race, gender, class and civil rights were so intense that for years, no one would buy them. "I didn’t want people to be able to look, and look away, because a lot of people do that with art," Ringgold said. "I want them to look and see. I want to grab their eyes and hold them, because this is America." (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Artist Faith Ringgold talks about her artwork in front of her painting, "U.S. Postage Stamp Commemorating the Advent of Black Power, 1967" during a preview of her exhibition, American People, Black Light: Faith Ringgold’s Paintings of the 1960s at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, Wednesday, June 19, 2013. Ringgold explains her "confrontational art" _ vivid paintings whose themes of race, gender, class and civil rights were so intense that for years, no one would buy them. "I didn’t want people to be able to look, and look away, because a lot of people do that with art," Ringgold said. "I want them to look and see. I want to grab their eyes and hold them, because this is America." (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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