published in The New Yorker
The late Winfred Rembert was arrested in the 1960s during a civil-rights movement and was sent to prison, where he labored on chain gangs. When he was released in 1974, he began making art, "carving and painting memories from his youth onto leather." In this article, he reflects on the most horrific moments of his life and wants the reader "to understand that what happened to me was not so long ago."
62 days ago