Title: Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired
This art was submitted by Amanda D. Humpage in the Race/Ethnicity Inclusion category.
About the artwork she said, "Over the past year, as our society has grappled with the tremendous racial inequality, compounded by and intersecting with other forms of inequality, I reflected on past civil rights leaders. At the same time, as voting rights and access have been challenged, I have thought of the legacy of voting rights advocates and suffragists. Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977) devoted years of her life to civil rights for African-American women and to voting rights. Her famous words, "I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired,"* came to mind as I reflected on all the work that has been done, and all the injustices that remain. This portrait, in hand cut silhouette paper, is a tribute to her, and to all who fight for justice. *From a speech delivered on December 20, 1964 at the Williams Institutional CME Church, Harlem, New York."