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Photographer: Allen C. Browne
Taken: March 11, 2017
Caption: Of By For
Additional Description: William Cochran's 2010 mural, Cornerstone
“Cornerstone is a civil rights mural that anchors the corner of the new Rockville Town Square near Washington DC. This site-specific artwork faces North Washington Street, a centuries-old roadway with Native American, Colonial, Revolutionary, and Civil War history. Three banners with historical text include the 'X' marks of twenty illiterate freedmen on a pledge to pay for Rockville's first black school in 1867. The artwork highlights a cluster of African American heritage sites from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, now largely obscured by development.” — William Cochran
Submitted: March 14, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
Database Locator Identification Number: p377252
File Size: 2.974 Megabytes
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