The last big history making events in Alabama occurred in 1964 and 1965 with the Marches from Selma to Montgomery. This is an interesting, heart wrenching story worth reading. I chose Selma to paint and here is the finished work. These are all old buildings that were undoubtedly around when the marches took place. Half the purchase price of all my "state" paintings will go to the ACLU.
oil on stretched canvas
12' x 24"
Our problems with bigotry and hatred have not gone away. There are always some people, who believe that they can identify a whole group of people by their color or their nationality as a threat. When the real threat is the people who happen to be in power who subvert the law and use their power to benefit themselves and their buddies.
Here I am doing my own marching last Saturday in Philadelphia.