Gwendolyn Magee


God of Our Silent Tears II
54" x 70 ½"

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Portfolio: Narrative

This companion piece looks at execution from another perspective - that of the family being left behind, for they too will suffer.

Each of the three newspapers takes a different position - one is against capital punishment and also questions the politics of the trial and whether or not this man was railroaded for political reasons. Another paper takes the position that the evidence clearly proved his guilt and that he therefore should be executed. The third takes a middle of the road point of view.
(Lift Every Voice and Sing series)