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 College’s 2023 Presidential Lecture Series, “Doomed to Repeat: The Legacy of Race in Tennessee’s Death Penalty and Criminal Legal System,” 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 – including 20 on death row – for a crime he didn’t’ 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 “Art Imitating Life” and shared his perspective on policies involving incarceration.

Read more about the Presidential Lecture Series here.