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RISING UP HALE WOODRUFF’S MURALS AT TALLADEGA COLLEGE May 16 – September 14, 2014


RISING UP HALE WOODRUFF’S MURALS AT TALLADEGA COLLEGE

In 1938, the president of Talladega Collge commissioned Hale Aspacio Woodruff to create a series of murals for the college’s new library. The resulting project—six large-scale murals portraying famous efforts against black oppression—would become among the most notable Depression-era expressions of the struggle for freedom and equality for blacks in America. These murals, recently conserved by the High Museum of Art, are being presented to a national audience for the first time. Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College is organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, in collaboration with Talladega College, Talladega, Alabama. An accompanying catalogue is available. ABOVE | The Underground Railroad, 1942 (detail); COVER | The Repatriation of the Freed Captives, 1939 (detail) Oil on canvas, Collection of Talladega College, Talladega, Alabama. ©Talladega College. Photos: Peter Harholdt

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