Artist Kerry James Marshall explains the background of his series Mementos (1994–2003). The paintings and lithographs were inspired by Marshall's memory of 1960s-era souvenirs commemorating heroes of the civil rights movement.
More on this work: https://youtu.be/FhtS2-jbo5A
Playlist-Black Powers: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6LAgXLAqTH916VXIUXNDCKpyZnWpdHxZ
Commemorating Forgotten People: https://youtu.be/NiDTk-wSc3k