James Pate: The Ice Cube of Contemporary Art

The morning after the exhibit opening of Kin Killin’ Kin at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, I drove to Dayton, Ohio to gain a deeper understanding of the images from the artist James Pate.  I had no intentions on expressing my thoughts, yet I felt compelled and moved to do so.  Being a child of the Hip Hop generation, I discovered several similarities between Pate and O’Shea Jackson, famously known as Ice Cube.      

150th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment: President Obama Gives Presidential Proclamation

150th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment: President Obama Gives Presidential Proclamation

In honor of the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 13th Amendment, President Obama addressed the nation, calling for Americans "to remember that our freedom is bound up with the freedom of others, regardless of where they come from, or what they look like, or what their last name is, or what faith they practice."

The Thirteenth Amendment

 

Extended Thru July 24, 2016

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will exhibit a rare, handwritten copy of the Thirteenth Amendment—the federal law, passed on January 31, 1865, abolishing slavery and involuntary servitude except for punishment of a crime—beginning Friday, January 15, 2016.

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