Faith Ringgold's painting, "The Flag is Bleeding," is one of her works on display during a media preview of her exhibition, "American People, Black Light: Faith Ringgold’s Paintings of

 

              Faith Ringgold
Faith Ringgold's painting, "The Flag is Bleeding," is one of her works on display during a media preview of her exhibition, "American People, Black Light: Faith Ringgold’s Paintings of the 1960s" at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. Ringgold explains her "confrontational art" _ vivid paintings whose themes of race, gender, class and civil rights were so intense that for years, no one would buy them. "I didn’t want people to be able to look, and look away, because a lot of people do that with art," Ringgold said. "I want them to look and see. I want to grab their eyes and hold them, because this is America." (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)