by Vyllorya Evans

The Remember the Pearl Group is excited to invite you to the Southwest Freedom Festival, featuring special guest Kristen Hayes-Campbell, on Saturday, April 16 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Westminster Church, located at 400 I Street SW. You may also call 202.484.7700 to schedule a viewing April 8-30.  

Kristen is a teaching artist residing in Washington, DC. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design from Hampton University and a Master of Arts degree in Painting from Pratt Institute. During her time in New York City, she spent five years as a Graphic Designer for Basic Books and Kensington Publishers, creating book covers for such laureates as June Jordan and Ishmael Reed. In 2012, she was recognized as a ‚ÄúChampion of Change,” an honor granted by the White House Commission on the Arts and Humanities for her work at Savoy Elementary School, entitled “Color Is Life”, an initiative developed to aid in student success through the transformational power of color in social and academic spaces.  

Kristen is a native Washingtonian with lineage to Alfred Pope and Hannah Cole Pope, who attempted an escape along with 77 other enslaved men, women and children that boarded a schooner called the Pearl on April 15, 1848. Alfred and Hannah became a prominent Georgetown couple. 

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