We Are Human: by Bianca Figueras

Humans.  We are a species of creativity and intelligence. With seven billion and counting, humankind is full of unique individuals, but not all have been treated equal throughout our history. 

The Slave Market, Jean Léon Géróme (French, b.1824, d.1904), 1871, From the collection of: Cincinnati Art Museum
The artist depicts slaves waiting to be sold. Women line the wall, hopeless. The man in the window, possibly their seller, watches, but is relaxed knowing none will attempt escape. True oppression.
Sunday Morning in Virginia, Winslow Homer (American, b.1836, d.1910), 1877, From the collection of: Cincinnati Art Museum
Here we see black children reading from one book,which could be the bible being that it's a sunday. Most other literature works weren't available to them. The lesser the education the more oppression.
Mrs Emmeline Pankhurst, 1914-05-21, Original Source: Wikimedia Commons
Emmeline Pankhurst, women's suffragist leader, is being detained by police. Women have had a long fight for equality, and even still today, there are areas where that is still lacking.
Nazi Segregation, Keystone, 1938-01-01, From the collection of: Getty Images
During WW2, a woman sits on a bench, her face hidden. The bench says "For Jews Only." Considered less than, segregation was just the beginning of the wrongs to come for the Jews of this time.
The artist here depicts George Carver studying a flower. George was born into slavery yet was able to succeed a botanist and an inventor. Carver serves as a vision of hope in this time of oppression.
Department Store, Mobile, Alabama, Gordon Parks, 1956/1956, From the collection of: High Museum of Art
The photograph shows a woman and her daughter standing in front of a "Color Only" entrance. Though slavery begins to take a backseat, inequality is far from solved for the people of this time.
"The Problem We All Live With", Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), 1963, From the collection of: Norman Rockwell Museum
The painting shows a girl's first day going to a white school, marshals at her side. A tomato lies on the floor, hinting it's aim was for her. Twas truly a time of struggle for africans of any age.
Civil rights march on Washington, D.C. / [WKL] (Courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division), Leffler, Warren K., 1963-08-28, From the collection of: The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Here the photo depicts the legendary March on Washington. Clearly fed up with the inequality and injustice african americans march in defiance and decide to become the change they need and deserve.
LGBT Youth, 1989-10-02, From the collection of: The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
The photo shows the LGBT youth of the early LGBT Community Center. Homophobia began its rise during this time. Tired of being shamed, these youth made a space of their own where they'd be accepted.
TOFU | Shahpur Jat, Tofu, From the collection of: St+art India
The artist has dripped vibrant rainbow colors down the side of a building. Trademark rainbow of the lgbt flag, this represents the new culture we move into of not oppression, but peace and acceptance.
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