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Amanda Williams

Sandra's refuge: Safe Passage for Free Movement in Public Space

Amanda Williams (b. 1974, Chicago, Illinois, United States) lives and works in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Williams’s sculpture imagines what it would be like for Harriet Tubman to provide a lantern for Sandra Bland’s safe passage, connecting the many similarities between the two figures’ stories. The work comprises Tubman’s outstretched arm holding a lantern illuminated by taillights, like those found on Bland’s car.

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