'The Legacy Project: The Eyes of Our Ancestors' unveiled at East High School

Updated: January 09, 2020 11:19 PM
Created: January 09, 2020 09:47 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — East High School and the University of Rochester unveiled a series of portraits celebrating significant people of color locally and around the world.

“The Legacy Project: The Eyes of Our Ancestors” is a series of 10 by four-foot panels created by local artist Shawn Dunwoody.


The portraits are displayed in East High School’s courtyard where there’s room for additions in the coming years.

"We're trying to create a safe and healthy place and hold is sacred and also a model for our youth the ways in which we want them to aspire to grow and I think that anybody on this wall in any way shape or form is that mirror of revolutionary practice and activism," RCSD Director of African American Studies Jason Willis, Ph.D. said.

School leaders consulted with parents and students to determine who would be featured in the project.

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