The Art of Civil Rights

Artists have always provided inspiration in times of trial and struggle. Singers, actors, dancers and others have created original works of art inspired by the civil rights movement. At our August 28 event at the Oakland Museum commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, these artistic works will be on display and available for purchase.

#1 – Constance Moore “Tradewinds

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#2 – Robert Hirsch “We the People”

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#3 – Gary Paterson “I Have a Dream Today”

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#4 – Karen Kramer “March on Washington”

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#5 – Melanie Piech “16 Squares: the March on Washington”

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#6 – Sam Renaissance “Dream But Don’t Sleep”

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#7 – LaDoris H. Cordell “Lest We Forget”

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#8– Gyöngy Laky “Hearts”

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#9 – Sharon Gadberry “Stop and Frisk”

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#10 – Lucia Zegada “On the Sand”

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#11– Mildred Howard “Last Train from Dixie and $1.25 II” Suite

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#12– James Brosnahan “Alone”

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#13 – Arlene Mayerson “Diss-Abled: Dissed if you’re this; Dissed if you’re that”

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#14 – Germán Herrera – Untitled

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#15 – Photo Collage by Reesa Tansey

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Artists have always provided inspiration in times of trial and struggle. Singers, actors, dancers and others have created original works of art inspired by the civil rights movement. At our August 28 event at the Oakland Museum commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, these artistic works will be on display and available for purchase.

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