Sunday, July 7, 2019


By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton
Robert H. Colescott’s “Knowledge of the Past is Key to the Future.” Collection of the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
At the end of our nine-day exploration of the Deep South, in Alabama and Florida, we read about  Robert H. Colescott's (1929-2009) garish portrait of a lynching on display back home. Inspired by the martyrdom of Saint Sebastian, this victim is half black and half white to remind us that racial terror affects both whites and blacks. We return to Indianapolis today focused on America’s two great sins: capitalism and racism, as explored in NUVO, and witnessed daily. "Knowledge of the Past is Key to the Future" makes Robert Colescott our artist of the week.

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Dave Lawrence and Ernest Disney-Britton in Lake Worth, Florida in front of MLK inspired mural by Eduardo
Mom (Verneida Britton) and best friend checking in on Carnival cruise ship
Greg and Ernest Disney-Britton at Legacy Museum, Montgomery, Alabama
Installation at Alabama's National Memorial for Peace and Justice
Underneath the lynching markers inside the National Memorial to Peace and Justice
Walking between the lynching markers at the National Memorial to Peace & Justice
Dr. Angela Corley at Florida Gulf Coast University
Greg, Reagon Butler, and Ernest at Reagon's parent's home in Key West
Greg at the scene of the Bloody Sunday Massacre in March 1965
Montgomery Pride 2019