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| Photo by Anthony Geathers, Used with permissionAN ENDURING IMAGE of the Civil Rights Movement, John Lewis (1940-2020) took a knee.

He began to apply the lessons of civil rights activism to the demand for fair treatment by museums and galleries.

By contrast, the debut of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum was overshadowed by partisan politics and unwavering principles.

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) standing before the “John Lewis: Good Trouble” installation that was unveiled in 2019 at the Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

My appreciation for African American art grew out of these experiences.”He also weighed in on the fact that most collectors of American art have only recently started to realize their collections are incomplete without works by African American artists.

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