Art Sunday #190: Hale Woodruff – Amistad Murals


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Repatriation

Hale Aspacio Woodruff (August 26, 1900 – September 6, 1980) was an African-American artist known for his murals, paintings, and prints. Woodruff’s best-known work is the three-panel Amistad Mutiny murals (1938) that he did for the Slavery Library at Talladega College. The murals are entitled: The Revolt, The Court Scene, and Back to Africa, portraying events related to the 19th-century slave revolt on the Amistad. They depict events on the ship, the U.S. Supreme Court trial, and the Mende people’s repatriation to Africa.

Source:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hale_Woodruff

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https://www.npr.org/2015/12/19/459251265/with-powerful-murals-hale-woodruff-paved-the-way-for-african-american-artists

 

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