As a followup to the “See their faces. Say their names.” essay and pictures that I posted earlier this month, about African American victims of lynching in America, I’ve created a poster that includes all 35 of the portraits that appeared there. The people in these portraits represent the thousands of Black people who have been lynched in this country. All of their lives have mattered.
This poster file is available for downloading free of charge to anyone who would like to print it. It can be reproduced clearly up to 24″x18″ in size. (To download, just right-click or control-click on the image of the poster, and choose “save image as.”)
By downloading it, you are acknowledging that I hold the copyright and therefore are agreeing that no one else will present this art as their work or sell it for their own profit. (Charitable organizations may be excepted. Please contact me to make an arrangement for that kind of use.) Beyond that, I think it would be totally wonderful for you to share this with others, as long as those conditions are understood and agreed to.
And now for something completely different. Because these days, what isn’t?
Here’s a video – created with more than a little help from a friend – and inspired by both current events and the protest songs we used to sing when we marched for civil rights and for peace. It’s set to the tune of Bob Dylan’s anthem “Times They Are A-Changin.”
Hope you’ll take a listen, sing along, share it – and stay well!