From American slavery to the genocide in Rwanda, Africa’s violent history. Like Israel being called the people of God, the United States of American is considered a “Super Power”. The violent end of a history of violent slavery, the use of the law & ethics, and continued education has removed the physical bands of slavery. Higher education removes the mental bands. And now we work to help other countries to live civilized, with laws that follow International Human Rights.
‘The Smithsoinan Spotlight also features Freedom Bound, Ends March 2, 2014, a similar photo.
In March 1863 a slave named Gordon enlisted in the Union Army in Baton Rouge, where the photographic team of McPherson & Oliver made a portrait of his whip-scarted back (click to view). Gordon’s story is one of 20 told in “Bound for Freedom’s Light: African-Americans and the Civil War,” an exhibit of vintage photographs and prints at the National Portrait Gallery.
The Smithsonian Magazine (Vol. 44 no.3 June 2013)
‘Bound for Freedom’s light: African Americans and the Civil War (click for actual photo)
Mohammed Mubarak’s art work “Obama Home” looks like the “Two Faces” of Obama. President Obama is the 44th President of the United States of America and the first African-American President of the United States of America.
Mubarak also has portraits of the Liston and Ali fight as well as, photography and murals. See this website www.mubarakart.com or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org to get your copy of American History.
The artwork, Row, Row, Row by Curtis E. James looks like old “Southern living” to me.
Notice in the artwork the bathtub with “feet” and the plumbing that comes from the floor, floor plumbing. This piece of artwork reminds me of my own “Southern living” during my Historically Black College daze at Langston University in Langston, Oklahoma.
I rented an old wood floor house in what we called, “The Village”. It looks nothing like “Westwood village of UCLA”. Tres Mali