24"x18" Oil on canvas, gallery wrap


Description of Power Concedes Nothing

“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.”
― Frederick Douglass
This painting is based on an 1840s image that is believed to be the first of Frederick Douglass. He believed in the power of photography and posed for 100’s of portraits.

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