Passion Meets Purpose With Ruth E. Carter

January 27, 2015 4:41 PM

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Ruth E. Carter is a four-time nominated African-American costume designer of Los Angeles, California. Carter is known for her work in films such as Malcolm X and Amistad, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Costume Designer.

Ruth's roots began in Springfield Massachusetts. As a little girl, Ruth dreamed of becoming a dermatologist, yet her mother encouraged her to become a special education teacher. Growing up, she was in Upward Bound, which is a college prep program, and later attended Hampton University in Virginia wh...

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