Museum Exhibit in the News

The North Carolina Museum of History gained widespread acclaim for the exhibit,

Made Especially for You by Willie Kay. 


6  Television segments – WRAL news interview, “The State of Things” on WNCN, “Tar Heel Talk” on WRAL and WRAZ, “Black Issues Forum” on WUNC, UNC-TV “NC Weekend”, and Black History Month feature on WTVD.

97 Associated Press (domestic and international) articles on the exhibit – all media outlets including radio, websites, TV, newspapers, magazines, etc.

               Daily Mail, AP “Woven of Dignity: Black seamstress’ legacy on exhibit” (2/11/2016)

61 Associated Press articles on Justin LeBlanc’s program related to exhibit

               “My Carolina Today” on WNCN,  “High Tech Carolina Couture”

5 Large feature articles in The News & Observer, North State Journal (Issue 118, pg. 21), Triangle Tribune, Raleigh Downtowner magazine, and Walter magazine

5 Local articles

               The Fayetteville Observer, “Treasured gown to be part of exhibit” (2/20/2016)

               Carolinas Best “Made Especially for You by Willie Kay at NC Museum of History”     (1/20/2016)

               Shaw University (Raleigh, NC) “Sewing Dreams into Dresses”

               NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources “Programs will complement ‘Made Especially for You’ exhibit” (1/4/2016)

               The News & Observer, “Willie Otey Kay was queen of Raleigh fashion for decades” (10/13/2015)


In total, over 180 TV and radio segments, podcasts, magazine features, personal blog posts, & online and newspaper articles are circulating about the exhibit.