New portrait honors Clyde Kennard, forgotten civil rights pioneerBreaking News
tags: civil rights movement, Clyde Kennard
After the terrorist attack on 9-11 and the nation’s response, anger and grief overwhelmed artist Robert Shetterly.
“It finally occurred to me that if I stopped obsessing about (then-Vice President) Dick Cheney and began surrounding myself with Americans I admired, I’d feel better,” he said. “I painted Walt Whitman, our essential democrat, then Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth.”
His latest portrait is of an American he never knew before — Clyde Kennard, whose portrait was unveiled Thursday night in the nation’s capital at an event sponsored by Teaching for Change and Americans Who Tell the Truth....
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