Journey to Freedom: Women of the Civil Rights Movement
Lynn Marshall Linnemeier
In 2015, The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) was the recipient of an “Imagine Your Parks” grant, a joint program between the National Park Service and the National Endowment for the Arts that honors and protects America’s national and cultural treasures.
The “Journey to Freedom” public art project Journey to Freedom: Women of the Civil Rights by Lynn Marshall Linnemeier incorporates photographs from Dr. Doris A. Derby, Shelia Turner and Susan Ross, and celebrates the contribution of women to the Civil Rights Movement past and present. The project seeks to honor the mothers, sisters and daughters of the movement by visually bridging the gap between generations and focusing on the continued commitment to social justice. The project uses wall murals and figurative silhouettes to honor both women in Atlanta, Georgia and the greater region of the south through a variety of photographs and symbolic motifs, including quilt styled designs.
The Freedom Park Pathway Mural Project will carry out the mission of the “Imagine Your Parks” program by creating a new experience to commemorate civil rights heroines in Atlanta, and our nation’s heritage.
Freedom Park Trail at the Atlanta BeltLine Crossing