Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Holy Shoes


On display at the UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts Freedom Exhibition.  Holy Shoes of a Committed Foot Soldier (R.I.P.), features the shoes worn by James Armstrong while he walked the Edmond Pettus Bridge in Selma and for 33 years after. Known as the Barber of Birmingham, a PBS documentary has been made about his life and the role he played in the Civil Rights Movement. 

3 comments:

William Kendall said...

Very fitting!

One wouldn't see shoes lasting that long these days.

Susan Bauer said...

I like your play on words--holy vs holey--and the photo that accompanies it. Nice!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

A very touching memento.