MUG SHOTS, CHARLOTTA JANSSEN

Posted on February 18, 2014 by Editorial Staff

German American artist, Charlotta Janssen, to visually thank participants of the Civil Rights Movement for their work and dedication that made this victory possible. In her exhibition, FREEDOM RIDERS & BUS BOYCOTTERS: Threads of a Story, Janssen specifically honors Freedom Riders from 1961 and their predecessors the Montgomery Bus Boycotters from 1956. Inspired by the mug shots of these heroes that confront the injustice of the legal system, Janssen uses the immediate medium of painting and collage to educate and commemorate this incredible feat of history led by the young people of America. 

Ph. Lucretia Collins Profile, 2011

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