Art is a helpful tool to process and understand this history and its legacies. Over the next year, museums in Jefferson County will host exhibits that relate to our work and create spaces for processing and reflection.
Once the monument arrives, we will also look for ways to engage local artists in this process as a way to interpret and understand what it means for our community to claim on racial terror monument.
In a collaborative project between Greater Birmingham Arts Education Collaborative (GBAEC), Bush Hills STEAM Academy and Jefferson County Memorial Project (JCMP), sixth grade students at Bush Hills STEAM Academy have created original artwork and poetry centered around the Green Book. View student work here.