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Escape

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Artist:
Smith, Charles, 1940-
Medium:
mixed media concrete
National Origin:
American
Type:
sculpture
Date:
2000
Description:
Escape pays homage to Kunte Kente, the notable character from Alex Haley's ground breaking novel Roots. Smith's figure has both arms raised with chains hanging from each hand, signifying the shackles Kunte Kente wore in the story when he was captured from his home in Gambia, sold to America, and then beaten by his slave master for refusing to accept an English name.
Cite As:
The Kohler Foundation Collection, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, gift of the Kohler Foundation.
Accession Number:
2004.0011.0009
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Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum

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