In the memory of…

I was a 24 year old young white American woman when I made these images in Atlanta, GA., on 21 January, 1989 during a protest rally against 7 Ku Klux Klan members who were protected by more than 1.000 National Guard troops and Atlanta Police officers, all because it was their right as white supremacists to march against the national American holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The images are more than 30 years old and it seems like nothing has changed since then. At the same time something is changing and I am proud of all the young people  who have joined the demonstrations against racism the last few weeks. By the way, this post is coming to you from Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

If you want to some more insight as to how subtle racism works, I recommend this documentary about the American writer James Baldwin: https://www.docplay.com/shows/i-am-not-your-negro

Thanks for reading!

Atlanta citizen, 1989.

 

Atlanta, Ga., 21 January, 1989.