Columbus Museum of Art

Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson: Ongoing Catalogue of Art and Exhibitions

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Robinson's father encouraged her to spend hours with his aunt, Cornelia Johnson, the eldest of his mother's nine sisters and brothers. The artist developed an important relationship with Aunt Cornelia, a former slave who provided a link to the family's ancestral roots in Angola and the experience of the Middle Passage. Aunt Cornelia, whom the family affectionately called "Big Annie" recounted the family's saga with stories about their slave experience in Sapelo Island, Georgia, the emancipation period, and the family's subsequent migration to Columbus through Dayton, Tennessee.

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