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NIKKOLAS SMITH

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NIKKOLAS SMITH is quoted as saying “Soon after George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin, I decided to create an art piece that depicts a beloved iconic figure in a hoodie – a look that some view as ‘suspicious.’ Dr King seemed the perfect choice. The piece, called April 4th 1968, speaks directly to King's ideals of not judging anyone by their outward appearance. I wanted to craft an image that would cause people to step back from their preconceived biases. My goal of sparking thought and action through art was realized but it comes at a ... price.”

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