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Public Art Team Restores Journey to Freedom After Vandalism

In May, our Conservation and Maintenance team restored “Journey to Freedom: Women of the Civil Rights Movement”, a mixed media public installation by Lynn Marshall Linnemeier with photographs by Dr. Doris A. Derby, Shelia Turner, and Susan Ross.

Created in 2015 through the “Imagine Your Parks” grant, a joint program between the National Park Service and the National Endowment for the Arts, Journey to Freedom was defaced by multiple graffiti tags from suspected vandals.

After an initial assessment, Public Art’s Conservation and Maintenance Team member, Ian Killian, and Conservation and Maintenance Manager, Shannon Douglas Kimbro, buffed out and removed the multiple graffiti tags to restore the artwork.