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Wake Up Little Susie
April 5 - 28, 2002

A mixed-media sculptural installation about pregnancy, abortion and race in postwar, pre-Roe v. Wade America, created by Kay Obering, Cathleen Meadows, and Kathy Hutton in response to the book by the same name by scholar Rickie Solinger.

To see larger views, click on the images below.



View of Chess Board:
Castle Black Town,
Placards

Detail: View of Chess Board:
Castle Maternity Home,
Placards


View of Chess Board:
Castle Courthouse,
Placards


View of Chess Board:
Castle Abortion Rooms,
Placards


Detail:
Pawn Black Abortionist,
Knight Policeman

Detail:
View of Chess Board:
Pieces, Pawns and Placards

Detail:
View of Chess Board:
Pieces, Pawns and Placards

Detail:
Knight Juryman,
Castle Courthouse,
Bishop Politician,
Pawn
White Abortionist

Detail:
Knight Juryman,
Castle
Courthouse,
Bishop Politician,
Pawn
White Abortionist,
Pawn
White Unwed Mother

Detail:
Bishop
Clergy/Psychiatrist,
Pawn White Aborted Female,
Castle Maternity Home,
Knight
Matron/Social Worker

Detail:
Pawn White Aborted Female,
Castle Maternity Home,
Knight
Matron/Social Worker

Detail:
Knight Doctor/Lawyer,
Pawn
Black Unwed Mother

Detail:
King The All-American White Male

Detail:
View of Chess Board:
Pieces, Pawns and Placards

Detail:
Placards,
Knight Juryman

Detail:
Placards of Bishop Clergy/Psychiatrist and Queen

Detail:
Placard of Castle Black Town

Detail:
Placard of Abortionist's Office

Detail:
Placard of Pawn Black Aborted Female

Detail:
Placard of Pawn Black Unwed Mother


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