Toward Justice: A City-Wide Upstanders' Project

by - April 12, 2018

Toward Justice: A City-Wide Upstanders' Project
Work by Carl E. Moore 
Opening reception Thursday, May 3, 5:30-7:30pm
Memphis Jewish Community Center

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Exhibit May 1–31
Opening Reception May 3 • 5:30-7:30pm

Artist’s Statement:
The work I’ve created over the last few years has dealt with identity and color. During this process my goal was to compare social ideologies about race, stereotypes, and belief systems to everyday colors and the perception of these colors in our environment. As part of my process, Black has always been a color of identity for Black people, Black American, African American, Negro etc. Just as White, for Caucasian or those of Anglo or European descent, Red as a color for Native Americans (Also deemed as inappropriate) and Brown for the Latino population. The color black has always had a negative representation for being compared to death, bad or poor quality and even race. I’ve taken the color black and placed it into the environment, and used it as part of the emotional conversation. The goal is to make the dialogue more about the artwork and the color of the characters, even though the characters are part of the narrative.

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Participating agencies include the National Civil Rights Museum & MLK 50, Facing History and Ourselves, Arts Memphis, Crosstown Arts, Indie Memphis, OUTMemphis, Memphis Islamic Center, Paragon Bank, Tennessee Arts Commission, The Shelby County Government Office of Multicultural and Hispanic Affairs, and Latino Memphis.


This event is part of Memphis Jewish Community Center's Toward Justice: A City-Wide Upstanders’ Project. For a complete list of events, visit

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