By: Alexis Thompson

Roxboro, North Carolina,

Artist Statement

This piece was done to bring awareness to the stereotypes surrounding Black men in America. It is my goal to evoke change for the young men and women of color in America so that one day they will have a fair opportunity in the United States.

Lesson Plan Connection

Grade Level: High
Texts Utilized – AMERICA (Claude McKay – 1921), I HEAR AMERICA SINGING (Walt Whitman – 1855)
Standard: LAFS.910.RL.2.4
SEL Component: Social-Awareness
Essential Question – How can social awareness help us understand how individuals experience the world?
Lesson Plan  |  PowerPoint

Meet the Artist