The Inaccessible Present

2014-05-31 AngelouRacism+
A new mural on the International Wall combines two current events. One is the furore surrounding the recent description of Islam as “satanic” by Belfast pastor James McConnell (Tele) and a ‘Rally Against Racism’ that took place on Saturday (31st) (Tele). The middle of the mural reads “Respect and defend our Muslim brothers + sisters – kardeslik azadi”.
The other is the death of Maya Angelou (WP), who died this past Wednesday (May 28th). Angelou is pictured in the top half of the mural with Muhammad Ali along with a quote: Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the past innaccesible.
In the bottom half appear Padraig Pearse and James Connolly and a line from the Proclamation of the Irish Republic: Cherish all the children of the nation equally.
International Wall – takes the place of the Miami Five.
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Copyright © 2014 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f8, 1/1600, ISO 200, full size 3888 x 2592
text: X01913 say no to racism

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