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Exhibition Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words

Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr., <em>Rosa Parks Series</em>

Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr., artist. Rosa Parks Series, between 2005 and 2019. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
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Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr., artist. Rosa Parks Series, between 2005 and 2019. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
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Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr., artist. Rosa Parks Series, between 2005 and 2019. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
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Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr., Rosa Parks Series

Shortly after the death of civil rights activist Rosa Parks in 2005, letterpress artist Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr., began a print series featuring quotes by Parks, which highlight the power, humanity, and determination in her voice. Shown here are four prints from the series. Kennedy is known for his layering technique that creates shimmering composition of words, forms, and ideas. His use of font and color pulls Parks’s words forward as moral lessons that are still relevant today.

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