Celebrating Blackness 2014 Vol. 4

Celebrating Blackness 2014 Vol. 4

Hale Aspacio Woodruff was a Black artist known for his murals, paintings, and prints. One example of his work is the three-panel Amistad Mutiny murals…circa 1938.

The murals, commissioned and painted during the Great Depression, are entitled: The Revolt, The Court Scene, and Back to Africa, portraying events related to the slave revolt on the Amistad. The murals depict events on the ship, the U.S. Supreme Court trial, and the Mende people’s return to Africa.

The Revolt

The Revolt

 

 The Court Scene

The Court Scene

 

Back to Africa

Back to Africa

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