Letitia Huckaby: Suffer/Rage

August 1st – September 30th

“Suffer/Rage,” focuses on the political ethos and gender issues in our world today. Suffrage is defined as the right to vote and a series of intercessory prayers or petitions. At this point, I have partnered with over 20 women of color artists from across the United States and Canada to create their own protest sign that expresses their suffrage and or prayers for the future.

All of the images will be printed onto vintage fabrics, sugar sacks, flour sacks, and cotton-picking sacks. My piece, “Sugar and Spice,” includes an image of my ten-year-old daughter holding a protest sign that says “Enough” in spray paint. Her pose is reminiscent of Norman Rockwell’s painting “The Problem We All Live With,” an iconic image of the Civil Rights Movement. The image is printed onto a six-foot vintage cotton picking sack that references slavery, and the phrase “Enough” was taken from a recent speech by Dr. Martin Luther King’s nine-year-old granddaughter, Yolanda King, at the March for Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C. where she spoke in front of a crowd of hundreds of thousands and said: “I have a dream that enough is enough, and that this should be a gun-free world. Period.” Suffer/Rage will be finished in 2020, a significant political year, and the centennial for the women’s right to vote. This project gives voice to a vast group of female creatives of color during this historic time.