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Learn about the ways artists have expressed ideas related to the Black Lives Matter movement.

From the Collection

Click the below pieces to dive into artwork by African American artists.

Noel W. Anderson

Upraised hands could be read as symbols of greeting, of religious fervor, but this pose has become increasingly associated with compliance, fear, and resignation.

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Elizabeth Catlett

Artist, teacher, and social activist Elizabeth Catlett was best known for her work in printmaking and sculpture.

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Loïs Mailou Jones

Loïs Mailou Jones was influenced by the Harlem Renaissance, being an art professor at Howard University, and her time in Haiti in the 1950s and 60s.

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Community Organizations

Learn more about local Chattanooga community organizations focused on Black and people of color communities.


Black creatives give voice to their experience through music, poetry, and talks.


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