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Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 

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Edward C. Robison III
Elizabeth Catlett, "Black Unity," 1968, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
Benjamin Blackwell
Betye Saar, "Liberation of Aunt Jemima," 1972, collection of the artist and Roberts and Tilton, Los Angeles, Calif.
Benny Andrews, "Did the Bear Sit Under a Tree?" 1969, courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC
Romare Bearden, "Pittsburgh Memory," 1964, collection of halley k harrisburg and Michael Rosenfeld.
Jeff Donaldson, "Study for the Wall of Respect (Miles Davis)," 1967, Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, courtesy Jamela K. Donaldson.
Barkley L. Hendrix, "What's Going On," 1974, Megan & Hunter Gray, (c) Estate of Barkley L. Hendrix, courtesy of the artist's estate and Jack Shainman Gallery.
DAvid Lusenhop
Jae Jarrell, "Revolutionary Suit," 1969, remade 2010, Brooklyn Museum, N.Y.
Carolyn Lawrence, "Black Children Keep Your Spirits Free," 1972, Carolyn Mims Lawrence.
Norman Lewis, "America the Beautiful," 1960, Collection of Tonya Lewis Lee and Spike Lee, (c) Estate of Norman W. Lewis, courtesy Michael Rosenfeld Gallery.
Lorraine O'Grady, "Art Is ... (Girlfriends Times Two)," 1983/2009, courtesy of the artist and Alexander Gray Associates.
Robert Wedemeyer
Betye Saar, "Gelede," 1971, courtesy of the artist and Robers & Tilton, Los Angeles, Calif.
Wadsworth Jarrell, "Revolutionary," 1972, courtesy of Lusenhop Fine Art, (c) Wadsworth Jarrell.
Robert Wedemeyer
Betye Saar, "Rainbow Mojo," 1972, paul-miichel diMeglio, N.Y., courtesy of the artist and Roberts & Tilton, Lose Angeles, Calif.
Adger Cowans, "3 Shadows," 1960, courtesy the artist.
Wayne T. Williams, "Trane," 1969, The Studio Museum in Harlem, gift of Charles Cowle, courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery in N.Y.
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Elizabeth Catlett, "Black Unity," 1968, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

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