Rosa Parks Museum

Photograph courtesy of the Rosa Parks Museum

Art in the form of teabags, doll heads and cockleburs will stand in Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum this summer as part of a visiting artist exhibit titled, “America’s Original Sin.”

Artist Willie Little, who was born and raised in North Carolina, examines the representations of racism in the United States, often reclaiming racist depictions of Black people in his “assemblage” style pieces. 

“Our main, permanent exhibition deals with the 382 days of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and the children’s wing talks about the emergence of Jim Crow laws and minstrel shows. [Little’s exhibit] plays on the stereotypical caricatures of the Jim Crow South,” said Madeline Burkhardt, the museum’s Adult Education Coordinator.

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