As an artist I was educated to believe that any piece of artwork should be created to “speak” to the viewer in every visual sense of the word! The people, places and events of the Civil Rights Movement, the non-violent nature of the 1950’s and 1960’s, all led me to believe that there was a holy spirit, a sacred dimension to this movement. In a period of horrific racism in this country, the people demonstrating for their constitutional rights remained non-violent.Read full artist statement
One of the most influential religious leaders of the 20th Century, Rabbi Abraham Heschel spoke to both Jews and Christians. Born in Warsaw, Poland in 1907, he pursued a doctorate in Germany and received a liberal rabbinic ordination at the Hochschule fur die Wissenschaft des Judentums.
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Born William Edward Burghardt DuBois on February 23, 1868 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. His father was an itinerant laborer, his mother a domestic worker. Two years after he was born, his father left the family. Raised by his mother, he spent his entire youth in that small New England town.