Category: Drawing Traditional Art
Posted: October 20, 2012

Historic moment

Selma March 1965

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First of all, I do need to remind everyone this is a 8x11. The peoples heads are from a half inch big to less than a quarter inch. Also the reason I did the marchers in black and white is to represent the unity of the many people on that special day in march. When you hear people today to refer to this march that it was blacks who marched to the Alabama state capitol to protest for civil rights.. That part is not true. As A matter of fact Martin Luther King, who organized this march did not attend and was in Washington Dc on that historic day.both black and white...Catholic, Protestant and Jewish faith was also in that march. Alabama state troopers pepper sprayed and intimidated the marchers which still did not stop the march. The troopers action caused national attention and finally lead to the civil rights act passed later in 65'. Again I love to capture historical moments that mean so much to me. So when I hear the kids say that things haven't changed on racial attitudes today..IM quick to step up and remind them of how that is not true by a long shot and how their grandparents have stood up for their rights that they are enjoying today. I think the president of this great country is a dead give that things have changed.....yall comeon back now....yahear!(wink)
Post Type: Traditional Art
Mixed Media: None | sharpie markers on poster

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Selma March 1965 by MKFlood
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