As I Would Not Be A Slave, So I Would Not Be A Master

2014-05-05 JohnLewis+
U.S. civil rights protester John Lewis (WP) – leader of the  Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and co-organizer of the march on Washington in August, 1963 – made a visit to Dublin, Derry, and Belfast at the end of April (Newsletter | DerryCity.gov.uk). In honour of his visit, the ‘We Can Do It!” (a.k.a. “Rosie The Riveter”) figure at the left edge of the Douglass mural (under Barack Obama) on Northumberland Street was painted over and Lewis’s image – wearing the Presidential Medal Of Freedom – put in its place. Below is a shot of “Rosie” in situ and two wide shots of the whole mural (before and after the recent change) which includes the quote from Abraham Lincoln that is the title of today’s post. (Image of the three artist during work on the original mural at An Phoblacht.)
Bill Rolston gives some historical context in the second fifth of this video on the Open Hands project.
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2014-10-27 Douglass+
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text:  X01825 X01829 X1821 X2312 martin luther king bob marley steven biko haitian revolution angela davis muhammad ali abraham lincoln strong children the woman is the slave of that slave swing low sweet chariot why should i drop bombs on brown people in vietnam cast off one’s chains the freedom of others without regard to race i have a dream thank god almighty we are free at last liberating minds society apartheid

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