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In a Promised Land....

Shawn Michael Warren's avatar Shawn Michael Warren

"In A Promised Land" revisits the aftermath of the horrific Tulsa race riot of 1921, which left Black Wall Street - the most affluent black community in America at that time - in ruin. What's even more unnerving is that many survey courses of American and African American history have made a glaring omission to this event in history. One has to wonder how this is even possible, but in the American conscience, forgetting has always been easier than remembering. In a country where most would like to consider racial discrimination something that all but ended with emancipation and to think that holocausts are something perpetrated on foreign soils, a collective amnesia lasting nearly a century has buried the fact that a Black Holocaust did happen on American soil. The Tulsa race riot of 1921 is considered by many to be the deadliest occurrence of racial violence in American history.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 6 inches
  • Medium: Oil
  • Width: 15 feet
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 8 feet