The Thankful Poor is an 1894 painting by the African-American painter
Henry Ossawa Tanner. It is a genre painting of two African Americans
praying at a table and shares themes with Tanner's other works like The
Banjo Lesson (1893). The painting is considered a milestone in African-
American art, notably for its countering of racial stereotypes by
portraying African-American culture in a dignified manner. This
depiction was influenced by Tanner's father and the African Methodist
Episcopal Church. Despite its popularity with critics, The Thankful Poor
was Tanner's last African-American genre work before he began to focus
on biblical scenes. After remaining hidden for years, the painting was
discovered in a storage closet of the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
in 1970, before being purchased by Camille and Bill Cosby in 1981 for
their private collection. In 2020, the painting was sold by the Cosbys
to Art Bridges, a foundation created by Alice Walton for loaning
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Greek War of Independence: A combined Egyptian and Ottoman army
began an invasion of the Mani Peninsula, but were initially held off by
the Maniots at the fortifications of Vergas.
Ellen Fairclough became the first woman to be appointed to the
cabinet of Canada.
The U.S. Supreme Court delivered its decision in the landmark
case Miller v. California, establishing the Miller test for determining
what is obscene material.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (skiing) Of a ski lodge or other hotel establishment: providing
skiers with the service of transporting their equipment, luggage, and
vehicles to other establishments so they can ski directly to those
2. (skiing) Of a restaurant, shop, or other establishment or facility:
providing service to skiers while they are still wearing their skis.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes complete sense
in any immediate context of history; therefore we must be saved by
faith. Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone;
therefore we are saved by love. No virtuous act is quite as virtuous
from the standpoint of our friend or foe as it is from our standpoint.
Therefore we must be saved by the final form of love which is