Saturday, November 5, 2016 to Sunday, December 4, 2016


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Free Admission


Following presentations at Jack Shainman GalleryMoberg GalleryAfrican American Museum in PhiladelphiaRush Arts Philadelphia, and Rhoades College.

The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans has chosen to fly Dread Scott's flag, entitled A Man Was Lynched By Police Yesterday, as an acknowledgement of lives being taken in our communities, as an invitation to a public dialogue, and as a sign of hope that history can be articulated, transcended, and put in the service of education and healing. 

"In 2015, Walter Scott fled for his life, stalked by a policeman who then cold bloodedly shot him in the back. We all saw the video and in response to this murder I made the artwork, A Man Was Lynched by Police Yesterday. This simple banner, printed with the eponymous words, is an update of an iconic flag that the NAACP flew from their national headquarters window in New York in the nineteen-twenties and thirties the day after someone was lynched. It read simply: A Man Was Lynched Yesterday and was part of their anti-lynching campaign—a national effort to end that scourge."
                                                                                                                              —Dread Scott, 2016

Dread Scott

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