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Crowley, Tony


Non-aligned mural, Northumberland St., West Belfast, 2011. Mural montage dedicated to Black history; centrepiece: Frederick Douglass, It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken adults; images from top left: Obama; slave ship; Paul Robeson The artist must elect to fight for freedom or for slavery. I made my choice. I had no alternative; suffrage protest; image of woman, the worker is the slave of capitalist society, the woman is the slave of that slave; Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, and underground railroad; slave sale poster and slave ship; civil rights demonstration; Rosa Parks; Abraham Lincoln, As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my dea of democracy; poster of Muhammad Ali Why should I drop bombs on brown people in Vietnam while so-called Negro people in Louisville are treated like dogs; poster of the Co-Madres in El Salvador; Angela Davis, We have to talk about liberating minds, as well as liberating society; Steven Biko, The most potent weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed; Nelson Mandela, For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others; poster of the Haitian Revolt, The most successful slave uprising in history which led to the formation of the first Black republic in 1904 (sic); anti-apartheid poster Apartheid No Non; Martin Luther King, I have a dream... black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles,...
Physical rights are retained by the photographer, Tony Crowley. Copyright is retained by the photographer, Tony Crowley.
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