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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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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