A UMD press release stating that the power of Mr. Thomas’ work displayed in Northland will hopefully shed light on related social injustice in the United States, as well as the unspoken trauma of black communities that has been endured for centuries in Duluth and beyond.
This exhibit shows the aftermath in Wilmington, Delaware through photos and interactive visual art to show the turmoil of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee.
Mr. Henry Banks, member of the committee, hopes that the exhibition sends a strong message to the whole community,
“We still need change! We still have to come together. Police brutality is a real thing,” Mr Banks said. “African heritage and other BIPOC (Indigenous Black People of Color) people, even in our Duluth community, have suffered at the hands of the police. And so what we’re trying to do is bring people together to see that, to understand that, and to come together as a community to deal with it, to deal with it.
The exhibition will be at the Tweed Museum until January 25. The museum is open on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.