JOHN X
Freed American slave of
‘Pale children of the feeble sun’
Thomas Chatterton

‘America, it is to thee,
Thou boasted land of liberty,
It is to thee I raise my song,
Thou land of blood, and crime, and wrong.

It is to thee, my native land,
From whence has issued many a band
To tear the black man [woman and child] from his soil,
And force [them] here to delve and toil;’

James Monroe Whitfield
‘America’

Watercolour and Oil Paint on
Watercolour Paper
Dec 2019
Adam R. Grose