."At the Movies', Greensboro, North Carolina, (circa 1956)

"The Station", Biloxi, Mississippi, (circa 1940)
"The Bus Boycott," Memphis, Tennessee, (circa 1960)


Through a collection of five paintings, the Artist Khem Barafu in partnership with Three Rivers Publishing portray the lives and condition of African-Americans during the period of Jim Crow. The paintings measure at 16x20 with acrylic on canvas as the medium. The artist’s use of historical references, iconic symbols and southern locales help capture the trials and tribulations of black life as it existed under Jim Crow. All efforts were taken to create artwork that would provoke reflection and engage the viewer. 

It is worthy to note that the choice of the state or city depicted in the paintings should in no way be viewed as an indication of that particular state or city’s level of culpability during the Jim Crow period, but only as an expression and appreciation of the state or city’s southern heritage and tradition.  

The paintings include the , “The Soldier,” Scottsdale, Alabama, circa 1944, “The Station,” Biloxi, Mississippi,  circa 1940, “At the Movies,” Greensboro, North Carolina circa 1956, “The Bus Boycott," Memphis, Tennessee, circa 1960 and “Separate But Equal,” Richmond, Virginia, circa 1962.
                                                                                                          
The paintings tell the story of average African Americans who with quiet dignity and courage stood steadfast and united against the wrongs
and injustices of Jim Crow. Americans who were not content with the second class status conferred upon them by the Jim Crow laws, but who challenged, protested, questioned and boycotted an America not so much for what America was, but for what they believe America could become.

Consequently through this collection of paintings we honor, remember and give our profound and undue gratitude to those who did so much 
for so many with so little. 


      "The Soldier," Scottsboro, Alabama, (circa 1944)
                        Fine Art Print 
                           "16 x 20"
                           Unframed
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                        Fine Art Print 
                           "16 x 20"
                           Unframed
                $200.00 plus shipping 
                        Fine Art Print 
                           "16 x 20"
                           Unframed
                $200.00 plus shipping 
                        Fine Art Print 
                           "16 x 20"
                           Unframed
                $200.00 plus shipping 
                        Fine Art Print 
                           "16 x 20"
                           Unframed
                $200.00 plus shipping 
          Please Note: 
All Prints will ship within 
         3 to 4 weeks
          Please Note: 
All Prints will ship within 
         3 to 4 weeks
          Please Note: 
All Prints will ship within 
         3 to 4 weeks
To purchase the complete Jim Crow Collection
                            $850.00
."Separate But Equal," Richmond, Virginia, (circa 1962)
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