“I Have a Dream” / Martin Luther King, Jr., by Pamela Chatterton-Purdy

August 21, 2013

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.”