Chester Children’s Chorus Reprise

John Alston portrait unveling

Artist Robert Shetterly and the AWTT staff can’t stop talking about their visit to Swarthmore last weekend for the Chester Children’s Chorus concert and Shetterly’s unveiling of Music Director John Alston‘s portrait. The event was in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. After the unveiling Alston picked up the portrait, which had been placed on […]

White Privilege, Black Portraits, Whose Story?

Martin Luther King Jr Awtt Portrait

Last September Connie Carter, AWTT’s education director, and I had the opportunity to visit the Maine State Prison and share the documentary Truth Tellers  with a group of prisoners. Connie and I previously wrote about the revelations of that visit. But there was an aspect of the event which I thought deserved more serious attention because […]

Reflections on Juneteenth

Bryan Stevenson Awtt Portrait

How we remember our history matters. As the nation observes Juneteenth – this date in 1865 when Union troops arrived in Texas, informing slaves that the Confederacy had lost the war and that they were free under the Emancipation Proclamation – the Equal Justice Initiative reminds us to remember this historical event in context – […]

AWTT Hosts Virtual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observation

Martin Luther King Jr Awtt Portrait

At 4 pm on Sunday, January 15 (EST), AWTT artist Robert Shetterly will host a virtual Martin Luther King, Jr., Day event. Shetterly will share inspiring stories of a few of his portrait subjects, followed by a discussion of the holiday and how we honor King’s memory through community building and social action. The featured paintings […]

Rob’s Report from Bozeman

Chief Joseph Hinmaton Yalaktit Awtt Portrait

Robert Shetterly was invited to Bozeman, Montana for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 2015. He spent four days there, visiting schools, working with students at Montana State University, and giving a public talk for the citizens of Bozeman. After the visit, Ariel Donohue, one of the event organizers, said this about Rob’s visit: “Rob has […]

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