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Visionaries, martyrs and activists are featured in Pamela Chatterton-Purdy’s Icons of the Civil Rights Movement. Her 26 panels contain short histories, quotes and dates.  “The shape of each icon was designed to suggest a holy tablet, a monument, a bridge, a cross, or even a headstone,” said the artist. “The people, places, and events of the civil rights movement and particularly its philosophy and practice of nonviolence led me to believe there was a ‘Holy Spirit’ dimension to this movement.”

 

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