The Journey Continues
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What began as a temporary outdoor public art installation to commemorate the 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee evolved into a multimedia, community-led initiative, including weekly virtual panel discussions, new public artworks in surrounding neighborhoods, and the production of a documentary.
We now know that the Road of Democracy will live on well past the banner’s initial installation, and its legacy instilled a deep-rooted commitment to community conversations on race, citizenship, and democracy. With these primary areas of focus in mind, Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 partnered with Imagine MKE, America’s Black Holocaust Museum, and docUWM to create a media project produced by award-winning filmmaker Brad Pruitt. The Road of Democracy serves as a prelude for more dialogue in the days, months, and years to come. Additional photography by Edwin Martinez, Samer Ghani, Pat A. Robinson, and Kevin J. Miyazaki.