when as birds feel caged… is that when we should spread our wings in preparation for flight or as birds do these cages wast our time with visions of hopelessness
songs that are forgotten
"The first African American to walk into the White House was most likely a slave."
Today is the U.S. celebration of President’s Day and George Washington’s birthday. Did you know that many presidents, including Washington, enslaved Black people? The above painting shows George Washington on his slave plantation.
Know your history. Knowledge is POWER.
A personal account of the formation and history of the blk art group by Keith Piper
Black women artists are here, we exist and we exist positively despite the racial, sexual and class oppressions which we suffer. However, we must first point out the way in which these oppressions have operated in a wider context - not just the art world, but also in the struggles for Black and female liberation.
—Chila Kumari Burman, ‘There Have Always Been Great Black Women Artists,’ in Charting the Journey: Writings by Black and Third World Writers, 1988 (via blackcontemporaryart)