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Faheem Majeed (b. 1976, Chicago, Illinois) lives and works in Chicago, Illinois. Freedom’s Stand pays homage to the role of Black newspapers in the US and is named for Freedom’s Journal, the first Black-owned-and-operated newspaper, founded in New York City in 1827. Modeled after Dogon architecture, the sculpture showcases collections of printed materials that are rotated throughout the exhibition—namely 288 headlines, articles, and advertisements from contemporary and historical Black newspapers.
Major support for the High Line Plinth is provided by Shelley Fox Aarons, Jennifer Allan Soros, Elizabeth Belfer, Suzanne Deal Booth, Fairfax Dorn, Andy and Christine Hall, Hermine Riegerl Heller, J. Tomilson Hill, The Holly Peterson Foundation, Annie Hubbard, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Donald R. Mullen, Jr., Miyoung Lee and Neil Simpkins, Doug Oliver, Mario J. Palumbo, Jr., Susan Scherr, Susan Viniar, and Anonymous.