Oil on Panel
24″ x 36″
During their activist works, many Civil Rights leaders were arrested for their efforts. They were then placed in holding cells his work as a Civil Rights leader, Dr. Hollis Watkins and many others were detained by the police for their actions. 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.