Landscape with Rainbow by Robert Duncanson Robert Seldon Duncanson was America’s best known African American painter in the years surrounding the Civil War.Duncanson’s vision of rural America as Arcadia, a landscape akin to paradise, is a characteristic feature of his work, a late hope for peace before the onset of Civil War. - AmericanArt.edu
The Migration Gained in Momentum by Jacob Lawrence Between 1940 and 1941, while World War II raged and Harlem continued absorbing newly arriving black southerners, a young Jacob Lawrence was busy studying, listening, and painting. He was working on one of the five narrative series through which he chronicled the heroes, heroines, and watershed events of African American history, this one focused on the Great Migration.- Moma.org
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. opening the door of Room 307 of the Lorraine Motel A born and raised Memphian, Ernest C. Withers returned to Memphis after WW2, became one of the first African American police officers in Tennessee and then went on to pursue his passion for photography with 1-5 million photographs credited to his professional career.
Unite by Barbara Jones The Black Arts Movement called for the creation of poetry, novels, visual arts, and theater to reflect pride in black history and culture. This new emphasis was an affirmation of the autonomy of black artists to create black art for black people as a means to awaken black consciousness and achieve liberation. - BlackPast.org
Amanda Gorman by Greg Ruth Like nearly everyone, Greg was astonished and inspired by Gorman’s presence, delivery, and poem at the Inauguration. It is interesting to note that Greg executed this drawing in the recursive style of one single unbroken line, never lifting the pen off the paper. He said it seemed fitting, perfectly matching the fluidity of the poem- James Preller(2021)