54″ x 32″ | oil on canvas
It’s been 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic Selma to Montgomery marches. Contrast that progress to 2014, which saw police officers in several cities killing unarmed African Americans without risk of indictment. I doubt that Dr. King would have ever dreamed that in 2015, African American parents would still find it necessary to warn their young sons about the dangers of being black in America.
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