Minneapolis elder Rosa Bogar
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Minneapolis elder Rosa Bogar

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A native of Orangeburg, South Carolina, Rosa Mavins Bogar grew up in a family of 13 children and lived through segregation. Calling Minneapolis her home since 1966, Bogar worked for 30 years in local schools, and created “The Ancestral Wrap Project” to teach African-American youth about their roots. A fashion designer for more than three decades, Bogar creates work without patterns and sews everything by hand. In 2012 she produced “Black Fashion in the Twin Cities: 1970s through 1990s” at the Capri Theatre in North Minneapolis. She is also the author of two poetry collections: “Black Woman Sorrow” and “Rosa: and Other Poems.” Produced for KFAI by Dixie Treichel.