Political art by Marc Murphy

BY: - January 16, 2023

Here’s a piece reflecting the writing by Vanessa Gallman about the rate at which Kentucky imprisons its citizens, and the state’s Constitution that classifies them as slaves. I chose the image of My Old Kentucky Home because it’s an iconic symbol of the state and was a plantation as well.


Kentucky still reaps slavery’s bitter fruit as prisons and jails swell with ‘indentured servants’

BY: - January 16, 2023

This column,  first published by the Kentucky Lantern earlier this month, inspired Marc Murphy’s political art that we are publishing on the holiday honoring asassinated civil rights hero the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Kentucky resisted the end of slavery, refusing to certify the 13th Amendment at the time and only freeing people six months after June […]