Selected works by acclaimed artist Ndume Olatushani will be on exhibit in the Susie McClure Library at American Baptist College from 5-8 p.m. (Central) every Friday through November 17.
The exhibit, entitled “Black Folks Know the Good People of Charlottesville,” is in conjunction with the Collegeâ€™s 2023 Presidential Lecture Series, â€śDoomed to Repeat: The Legacy of Race in Tennesseeâ€™s Death Penalty and Criminal Legal System,â€ť a collaboration with Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty. Lectures are held on Fridays (through November 17) from 6-7:30 p.m. The lectures, as well as the exhibit, are free and open to the public.
Olatushani, who served 27 years in prison â€“ including 20 on death row â€“ for a crime he didnâ€™tâ€™ commit, began creating his art while incarcerated. He was the featured speaker for the second for the October 20 Presidential Lecture Series, where he discussed â€śArt Imitating Lifeâ€ť and shared his perspective on policies involving incarceration.
Read more about the Presidential Lecture SeriesÂ here.