Rosamond S. King
COMMEMORATIONS
2008
Conceptual Art
15x8
A close-up of the paper used as "packing material" for the artwork. Sample "firsts" of the more than 200 commemorated include:
The first African-American US Senator (man): Hiram Revels, Mississippi, 1870-1871.
The first liscensed African-American architect (woman): Beverly Greene, 1942.
The first African-American man to write, direct, and produce a feature-length, widely distributed film: Oscar Micheaux, 1919.
The first African-American President of the United States (man): Barack Obama, elected 2008.
The first African-American in whose honor a national holiday was named (woman): none.
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