Birmingham Race Riots Analysis

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“Birmingham Race Riot” done in 1964 on acrylic and silkscreen ink in red, white and blue on linen, in four parts overall: 60 x 66 in. (152.4 x 167.6 cm.), depicts an older African American man being attacked by two police dogs on leashes tended by policemen while the other black people in the scene endure and witness the chaos of the day.
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Why did Warhol use them? The vertical stripes used in the flag of the United States of America; white signifies purity and innocence, red, hardiness with valor, and blue, the color of the Chief the broad band above the stripes signifies vigilance, perseverance & justice. "Perhaps Warhol used red to remind America of the toughness and courage displayed by black people in the face of police enforced tyranny. Warhol used white to depict the purity and innocence of the peaceful protesters. Next, Warhol used blue to again remind Caucasian America that all Americans should all be treated with justice, dignity and respect. Furthermore, Warhol could be pointing out that some Caucasian Americans have been misled to believe that depending on the color of the flag, in which some Caucasian Americans chose to view their values through, that it is somehow patriotic to oppress anyone of a different

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