Monday, February 10, 2014

Black History: Pause and Reflect

This is a beautiful way to make historical facts into art. Jess Bachman created this meditative work as a means to pause and reflect on our history. It's not meant to cover everything by any far stretch of the imagination, but it touches on quite a few hotspots. 

My first thought was that slavery really didn't happen that long ago.  We weren't supposed to survive the trauma of the middle passage.  Slavery should have wiped us out. Reconstruction decimated us from the inside out -- and somehow we survived it all, miraculously...

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