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Another Great Migration . . . a story that is too common, where a people had to flee or leave, to find something better because it was life or death to remain. #greatmigrations

There are many stories like this and I wish for all of us to find land where we can feel welcome, build a relationship with the Earth and the people in our communities. My mother was 7 years old when she witnessed this event change the trajectory of her life and the life of her family. They would flee Monroe and find a new life in Charlotte, NC. When my mother passed, I learned so much about the history of my family and I have dreams of returning to the land to reclaim the legacy that we lost due to hate, racism, and violence.

What might it mean to return home, and what stories lay in the soil, the foreground and the background of the house and the foundation?

This gan art started with a newspaper image of my Uncle Hanover and his childhood friend. “The young boys James Thompson and David Simpson with Kelly Alexander of the NAACP in Wadesboro, North Carolina in January 1959.” - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kissing_Case More info and interviews here. https://www.npr.org/2011/04/29/135815465/the-kissing-case-and-the-lives-it-shattered

I saved the rendering and collected images for the collage work: newspapers and advertisements meant to collect Black people, from running away, to take to prison, to work the land, front page photos, and art for The Kissing Case.

With my hand drawing tool, I colored and added details to the women, who look like me and my ancestors, gathered with the children and the men who had the power to speak of radical change, stuck between it all. I feel this pain. I want reparations for my family and for all of us.

In the background, a burning cross and a free man on the road headed towards it, the fire department watching the flames. I think about the house, that I have never seen because it was burned to the ground, and have no way to describe the vivid dreams I have about this time in my genetic and cultural past. This is my mind’s vision, as an NFT for purchase.

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NFT owner has the right to resell the NFT and to publicly display the art. Owner may not reproduce, prepare derivatives, or distribute copies without the consent of the creator.

From my travels, my music, my inspiration.

And remixes from my Tezos collection. https://kalamint.io/user/msqueenearth

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Monroe Jim Crow: The Kissing Case

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Another Great Migration . . . a story that is too common, where a people had to flee or leave, to find something better because it was life or death to remain. #greatmigrations

There are many stories like this and I wish for all of us to find land where we can feel welcome, build a relationship with the Earth and the people in our communities. My mother was 7 years old when she witnessed this event change the trajectory of her life and the life of her family. They would flee Monroe and find a new life in Charlotte, NC. When my mother passed, I learned so much about the history of my family and I have dreams of returning to the land to reclaim the legacy that we lost due to hate, racism, and violence.

What might it mean to return home, and what stories lay in the soil, the foreground and the background of the house and the foundation?

This gan art started with a newspaper image of my Uncle Hanover and his childhood friend. “The young boys James Thompson and David Simpson with Kelly Alexander of the NAACP in Wadesboro, North Carolina in January 1959.” - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kissing_Case More info and interviews here. https://www.npr.org/2011/04/29/135815465/the-kissing-case-and-the-lives-it-shattered

I saved the rendering and collected images for the collage work: newspapers and advertisements meant to collect Black people, from running away, to take to prison, to work the land, front page photos, and art for The Kissing Case.

With my hand drawing tool, I colored and added details to the women, who look like me and my ancestors, gathered with the children and the men who had the power to speak of radical change, stuck between it all. I feel this pain. I want reparations for my family and for all of us.

In the background, a burning cross and a free man on the road headed towards it, the fire department watching the flames. I think about the house, that I have never seen because it was burned to the ground, and have no way to describe the vivid dreams I have about this time in my genetic and cultural past. This is my mind’s vision, as an NFT for purchase.

JPG 3600x2016

NFT owner has the right to resell the NFT and to publicly display the art. Owner may not reproduce, prepare derivatives, or distribute copies without the consent of the creator.

From my travels, my music, my inspiration.

And remixes from my Tezos collection. https://kalamint.io/user/msqueenearth

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