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“The Highwaymen” – Fine Art As An Escape From Jim Crow South Hard Labor (Fundraising)

"The Highwaymen" - Fine Art As An Escape From Jim Crow South Hard Labor (Fundraising)

This looks very much a worthwhile project to invest in. 

Read the description below, watch the video pitch underneath that, and if you’re intrigued, give via Kickstarter:

TWENTY-SIX AFRICAN AMERICAN LANDSCAPE ARTISTS were inducted into the Florida Artist’s Hall of Fame by Secretary of State Glenda Hood in 2004. It was truly an incredible, historic moment. Just 50 years earlier, these same men (and one woman) could barely scrape together enough money to afford art supplies let alone be taken seriously by collectors and gallery owners. Yet, through their perseverance and talents, they were able to define themselves against the many racial and cultural barriers of the 1950s and 60s Jim Crow south. The Highwaymen story is an artistic journey filled with trials, tribulation, tragedy and triumph. But it is also a story about having a goal and believing in yourself no matter who or what may be standing in your way. It is a film anyone with a dream should watch – its’ inspirational message ringing loud and clear: “DON’T EVER GIVE UP!”

Here’s the teaser trailer:

Here’s the video pitch:

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