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For over seventy years Gladys Barker Grauer advocated for the poor, the working class and the liberation of herself as a Black woman through the power of her art. Born during The Great Depression and just a mere 60 years after The Emancipation Proclamation, Gladys evolved as an artist using not only brush and paint, but weavings and found objects to create her art. Despite the odds against her she found the love of her life and despite the odds against her she has spoken truth to power not to create controversy, but to be true to herself. Even at 95 she defied being "a little old lady". Legacy remains a force and an example. Her story and the story of her determined efforts to sustain the work of Black women artists in Newark and the lives and careers she has touched are told here in: Being Gladys.

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  • Runtime
    56 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Ralph Patterson, Zelda Patterson
  • Screenwriter
    Ralph Patterson, Zelda Patterson
  • Producer
    Ralph Patterson, Zelda Patterson
  • Executive Producer
    Pamela Morgan
  • Co-Producer
    Vanessa Blake, Bette Bland, Carol T. Jenkins, Shareen Clark, Hilda Dzietror, Quintus Jett, Gwen Moten, Patience 'Ovo Okhuofu, Nancy Para, Henrietta Parker, Caldwell Saundra, Mary Soriano