The Florida Highwaymen — Artistic and Entrepreneurial Success

Creativity in the arts can emerge from the most unlikely of places. What some consider the last great American Art Movement of the 20th century emerged from southeast Florida at the hands of itinerant, self-taught African-American artists.

The movement emerged from the rural segregated Jim Crow south. Presented with limited social and economic opportunities in the 1960s, Blacks sought opportunities wherever they could. Refusing to be defined by agricultural labor, low wages and the constraints of racial segregation, they fought mightily to expand their prospects. In Florida, most Blacks were destined to have lives filled with “planting, picking, and packing,” the group of artists destined to become the Highwaymen were determined to break through this cycle and make a living doing something else — creating art.

Join us on February 18th for a Pigment Salon Talk about the Florida Highwaymen. Register at www.newdayperformances.com
Work by Florida Highwayman Al Black, Jr.

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