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Runaway Slave - Jon McNaughton

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This painting is a tribute to Rev. C L. Bryant, a man who holds the "torch of liberty" and unlocks the chains that bind millions of Black Americans today.

In the summer of 1963, as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, he delivered one of the most powerful speeches in our nation's history. Known for its famous line, "I have a dream," Dr. King concluded his speech with these words:

"And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, 'Free at last, free at last! Thank God Almighty, we're free at last!'

So, is Black America free at last? Is it possible that a man can be enslaved in other …