Souls Grown Deep like the Rivers: Black Artists from the American South


by Maxwell L. Anderson (Contributor), Paul Goodwin (Contributor), Raina Lampkins-Fielder (Contributor)

For generations, Black artists from the American South have forged a unique art tradition. Working in near isolation from established practices, they have created masterpieces in clay, driftwood, roots, soil, and recycled and cast-off objects that articulate America’s painful past―the inhuman practice of enslavement, the cruel segregationist policies of the Jim Crow era and institutionalized racism. Their works respond to issues ranging from economic inequality, oppression, and social marginalization to sexuality, the influence of place, and ancestral memory.

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