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Episode 16 - Dana King
Episode 16 - Dana King
August 08, 2020

In this episode, Phillip welcomes artist Dana King, a classical figurative sculptor who creates public monuments of Black Bodies in Bronze, so that African Descendants can see their memories in the public realm. Says Dana, "I prefer sculptures because they take up space, and space is power. Sculpture allows us to shape our story and determine how we are remembered. African Descendants deserve public monuments of truth that radiate the powerful and undying resilience of our people created from a Black aesthetic point of view." Before transitioning into a career as a full-time artist, Dana was an Emmy Award winning journalist, and former co-anchor of ABC's Good Morning America Sunday and CBS Morning News. Her sculpture Guided by Justice, which pays tribute to the women who walked in the Montgomery Bus Boycott, is on permanent view at The National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama. She is represented by Thelma Harris Art Gallery in Oakland, California.

Songs in this episode:

(Opening) Strange Fruit (Instrumental), by The Professionals
1. Above the Law, by The O’Jays
2. I Am Somebody, by Johnny Taylor
3. Give The People What They Want, by The O’Jays
4. Someday We’ll All Be Free, by Donny Hathaway
5. Yes We Can Can, by The Pointer Sisters
6. The Heat Is On, by The Isley Brothers
7. Never Gonna Break My Faith, by Aretha Franklin
8. Picture Me Rollin, by Tupac Shakur
9. Fuck Tha Police, by YG
10. You Dropped A Bomb On Me, by The Gap Band
11. 2020 Riots: How Many, by Trey Songz
12. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler), by Marvin Gaye