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"In a free government, the security of civil rights must be the same as that for religious rights. It consists in the one case in the multiplicity of interests, and in the other, in the multiplicity of sects."--James Madison, The Federalist Papers, 1788. From the series Great Ideas.

1976 Jacob Lawrence Born: Atlantic City, New Jersey 1917 Died: Seattle, Washington 2000 opaque watercolor and pencil on paper mounted on fiberboard 30 x 22 1/8 in. (76.2 x 56.2 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Container Corporation of America 1984.124.170 Not currently on view


Animal - bird - eagle

Ethnic - African-American

Figure group - family

History - United States - Civil Rights Movement

Object - furniture - chair

Object - furniture - table

Object - tool


paint - gouache