AN ART IN PUBLIC PLACES PROJECT
Opening Ceremony Dec 2, 2023
History is a clock that people use to tell their political and cultural time of day. It is also a compass that people use to find themselves on the map of of human geography. History tells a people where they are and what they are. Most important history tells a people where they still must go and what they still must be. The relationship of a history to a people is the same as a mother to a child. - Dr. Willie Logan, CEO, Tenth North Project
This project—Required Reading, repositions literature at the heart of Black Arts to highlight the intersection of the written and the imaged in African Ameri- can iterations.
Designed in five by four feet printed on Vinyl canvas banners, Required Reading comprises a selection of book covers by Black writers whose work deals with the African Diaspora experience.