[Panel 5, 1920 to 1940]

acrylic, shoe polish, ink, graphite and
stain on canvas

panel 33 " x 33", painting 66" x 99"

Panel Five in 'Abolitionistory' highlights the Jim Crow laws that fanned the flames of racial inequality. Seen in Panel Five are the famed back theater entrance and 'White Only' bathrooms. These scenes are overshadowed by the creative pioneers of the era who persevered including Black Pattie, Duke Ellington, James Van der Zee, Langston Hughes and the disciplined students of Wilburforce University.

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