Kyna Clemons

Kyna Clemons is a textile quilt artist, activist, home-school educator in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, and founder of Ujima Children of the Sun Homeschool Collective. A graduate of Howard University, Clemons draws inspiration for her quilts from the work and life of Harriet Powers, an enslaved African American folk artist and quilt maker. Clemons and her husband, George, are proud parents of seven children whom they have home-educated together for over fifteen years. Clemons is the creator of the Children of the Sun Classical African-Centered Homeschool Curriculum and Study Guide. Clemons’s signature “Scraps of Africa Quilting Workshops” are impacting the lives of educators, Black children, and people across the Diaspora as they trace their family heritage through the quilting tradition to increase Black student achievement.