Award Winners / Artist Profile

About the Artist

Ana Maria Spagna (Stehekin) received a 2005 GAP to cover travel expenses to Tallahassee in order to research her fathers’ participation in the bus boycott of 1956. A writer of creative nonfiction, Spagna is interested in exploring parallels between the current gay rights movement and the early civil rights movement, as well as related issues of identity, faith and courage. The trip to Tallahassee will allow her to research court and church records and possibly interview living witnesses who were there and aware of the arrest of her father and his subsequent jail experience.

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.