Award Winning Artist has Local Ties

Delores Regina Jones won first place in the art and crafts category at the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., 65th Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference held in Charlotte, North Carolina. Regina's entry was an acrylic on canvas titled
"'My History is Your History"
The painting shows the two flags one is the Confederate Government flag, not the Confederate Battle flag which is the one that everyone is familiar with and the other is the current flag of the United States of America. The Confederate flag drapes over a shackled hand holding another slave's hand and is wrapped framing one half of the female's head as a standard tied kerchief worn by female slaves. The current flag of the United States of America covers the other side of the female's head and face with a hand reaching out to freely welcoming others. The argument is always made that Confederate history isn't about slavery however, without the effort to end the institution of slavery the Confederacy.

Regina resides in Broadnax, Virginia and is a member of the Lambda Lambda Omega Chapter of the Sorority, located in Williamsburg. Her mother Delores Hayes Jones is also a member and a resident of the Williamsburg area.

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