A Gift of Art & History
Middlesex County College alumnus Richmond Garrick ’96 recently donated 13 portraits of noted black historical figures to the College. The 13 were part of a large exhibit of his work during Black History Month in February. The artist, a teacher at Williamstown High School in Monroe and a native of Sierra Leone, displayed his work that included vivid scenes of his native land, including during its civil war. The portraits included Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Duke Ellington and Ray Charles. He is shown here speaking about his portrait of Ida B. Wells with Charlotte Quigley, MCC’s manager of career services. The portraits will hang in West Hall, the College’s new enrollment services building.