The 2018 Live the Legacy Art Competition provides a platform for artists to honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Up to three artists, chosen by a jury of board members, community leaders and professional muralists, will have the opportunity to display their work on the first floor of the Center for Civil and Human Rights.
This competition is a way for artists to use their talents for social justice while enhancing your resume and gaining exposure. Artists are welcome to submit any medium of art to fill the space. See below for guidelines.
King’s focus, although always on Civil Rights, began to enlarge in scope toward the end of his life. He spoke against many things: classism and exclusivism, tragic expressions of man’s inhumanity to man, oppression by business owners against poor white people and poor black people (wage discrimination), Nations struggling for supremacy against nations. King extolled generosity, servanthood, feeding the hungry, clothing those who were naked, visit those who were in prison, and serving humanity.
As violence erupted toward the end of King’s life, he wrote “Nowhere have the riots won any concrete improvement as have the organized protest demonstrations.” Was non-violent resistance still the best course of action after Dr. King’s assassination? Were the spokesmen of Black Power the leaders, or were they the led? Was the real incitement to violence the media showing the white American dream, and at the same time giving massive attention to the stockpiling of weapons by white police forces around the nation, and media reports of Congressional cuts in the poverty program because of the war in Vietnam?
Is society truly integrated? Do African Americans have decent jobs, even prestigious positions? Is there Housing and schools for people/families with low incomes? Are the ideas espoused by Dr. King able to be implemented by American society, or might that goal be beyond the means of traditional American society even today.
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