PBS NewsHour

African captives rise up against slavery in Talladega murals

Clip: 02/26/2015 | 4m 18s

In 1938, the historically black Talladega College commissioned artist Hale Woodruff to create a series of paintings telling the story of the Amistad, when 53 Africans revolted on a Spanish ship carrying them to slavery one century earlier. A traveling exhibition organized by the High Museum in Atlanta showcases the Talladega murals, now on view at the Smithsonian. Jeffrey Brown reports.

Aired: 02/26/15

Rating: NR

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