"I believe in living a poetic life, an art full life. Everything we do from the way we raise our children to the way we welcome our friends is part of a large canvas we are creating." -Maya Angelou
Black history in Pennsylvania is not just found in the stories of the people, places, and events. It can also be discovered by the things that have been left behind. This section is devoted to the arts and architecture envisioned and created by the people in Pennsylvania's Black history.
Sculptor C. Edgar Patience was an African American artist who lived in the coal region of Northeastern Pennsylvania. He sculpted carvings out of the anthracite coal found there. His work is on display at the Pennsylvania Anthracite Museum.