Arts preview: Robinson’s legacy grows via “Presidential Suite”

Aminah Robinson marched in Washington, D.C., in 1963, where she was on hand to hear Martin Luther King Jr. deliver a speech that would become known, simply, as the “I Have a Dream” speech. Forty-five years later, Robinson had lived long enough to see what, to her and many others, represented an important part of the dream coming true: The election of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States. The event moved the renowned Columbus artist to create a host of new works, which are displayed to the public for the first time in “Presidential Suite,” on exhibit at Hammond Harkins Galleries and the Columbus Museum of Art.
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