Martia Goodson is a New York-based artist born in Savannah, GA. She is an active self-trained folk-artist-of-necessity and a semi-retired professor of history with a digital camera and too many manuscripts. Goodson’s solo exhibitions include Uma Mulher Negra Enxerga O Brasil / A Black Woman Glimpses Brazil, Galeria Bomfim, Brazil (2005). Her publications include “New York’s African Burial Ground,” Eastern National (2012); “Aaron O. Wells, MD and the Medical Committee for Human Rights,” Journal of the National Medical Assoc. (2004); “Enslaved Africans and Doctors in South Carolina,” Journal of the National Medical Assoc. (2003); and “Chronicles of Faith: The Autobiography of Frederick D. Patterson,” University of Alabama Press (1991).

Goodson’s residencies include Antioch College Interdisciplinary Residency (2013). She received her B.A. from Antioch College, M.A. from Rutgers University, and Ph.D. from Union Institute.

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