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Painting: Acrylic on Canvas.
Universal Mother is a portrait of the iconic Mamie Till. Her 14 year old son Emmett Till was abducted, brutally tortured and murdered after being accused of flirting with a white woman. Mamie Till made the strong and courageous decision to have an open casket of her son’s body which was a significant factor which helped fuel the Civil Rights Movement.
“It was almost as if people were looking at their own child there rather than a stranger they didn’t know. It was at that time that I knew Emmett was not just mine, he was a universal child.”
Size: 30 W x 30 H x 1.3 in
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