36"x46" oil on canvas 2002
In the collection "Chemistry of Color"
at the Philladelphia Academy of Fine Arts.
This painting is a depiction of some of the strongest individuals of the civil rights movement who believed that the struggle for equal rights was and is worth fighting for and if need be work dying for. There is one empty seat on the bus. Who today can fill that seat to help restore all the civil liberties that continue to disappear. Individuals in the painting (left to right) MALCOM X, DELILAH BEASLEY, BOOKER T WASHINGTON, HARRIET TUBMAN, JEREMIAH E SANDERSON, GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER, DR MARTIN LUTHER KING, W.E. DuBOIS, ROSA PARKS, Empty seat, FREDRIK DOUGLASS, MAYA ANGELOU.