Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller The Spirit of Emancipation 1913 Pembroke St. and Columbus Ave.; Meta Fuller’s sculpture was created in remembrance of the 50th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation. It freed many slaves and the three figures on the statue represent a few of the slaves. W.E.B. DuBois founded the NAACP and asked that this sculpture be built. (Otfinoski, Steven. African Americans in the Visual Arts. New York: Facts on File, 2003. Print.)
Kerry James Marshall uses painting, sculptural installations, collage, video, & photography to comment on the history of Black identity both in the United States and in Western art. He is well known for paintings that focus on Black subjects historically excluded from the artistic canon; has explored issues of race & history through imagery ranging from abstraction to comics.