By Beth U
Shot Feb 3rd outside of Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia.
Artwork by Dread Scott as part of the exhibit Loving Blackness.
From the catalogue:
In 2015, Walter Scott fled for his life, stalked by a policeman who then cold bloodedly shot him in the back. We all saw the video and in response to this murder Dread Scott made the artwork, A Man Was Lynched by Police Yesterday . This simple banner, printed with the eponymous words, is an update of an iconic flag that the NAACP flew from their national headquarters window in New York in the nineteen-twenties and thirties the day after someone was lynched. It read simply: “A Man Was Lynched Yesterday” and was part of a their anti-lynching campaign — a national effort to end that scourge.