Sunday Service

The signage references the titles of sermons protesting discrimination and violence against African Americans, written in or around the 1940’s the sermon titles feel eerily present-day. Social reformer, farmer, preacher and civil-rights pioneer Dr Vernon Johns authored the sermons.  Dr Johns who was Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s predecessor at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama would display these blunt and often controversial sermon titles on the exterior signage

When-the-Rapist-is-White

The-Men-Who-Let-Us-Drink

Segregation-After-Death

It's-Safe-to-Murder-Negros

© Chris Christion, Artist/Curator