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Westpoint Legacy

Westpoint Legacy by Kenneth Calvert My father’s family made the transition from slavery to freedom in Westpoint Mississippi. This original oil painting captures the mood of that rural environment.  

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Buy This Print Artist: Kenneth Calvert Following the slave rebellions of the middle 19th century, new laws were passed, making it a crime for a slave learn to read and write. Against this backdrop of overwhelming adversity, a moment of great courage is depicted in this painting of a slave girl secretly composing a letter.

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