"In a free government, the security of civil rights must be the

  • Jacob Lawrence, "In a free government, the security of civil rights must be the , 1976, opaque watercolor and pencil on paper mounted on fiberboard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America, 1984.124.170

Title
"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.
Artist
Date
1976
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
30 x 22 1/8 in. (76.2 x 56.2 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Container Corporation of America

Mediums
Mediums Description
opaque watercolor and pencil on paper mounted on fiberboard
Classifications
Keywords
  • Ethnic – African-American
  • Figure group – family
  • Animal – bird – eagle
  • History – United States – Civil Rights Movement
  • Object – furniture – table
  • Object – furniture – chair
  • Object – tool
Object Number
1984.124.170
Palette
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