Hollis, Oil on Panel, 23 3/4″ x 36 7/8″

While on the Justice Journey trip I had the opportunity to meet Civil Rights Leader Dr. Hollis Watkins. He told us about this moment when he was being detained at a police station. He was sitting in a holding room, when three white men came in with a noose. They told him, “Alright, Nigger get up, we are going to hang ya.” Dr. Watkins stared the men down, unmoving, and the three men eventually left.


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