50 Shades of Black featured artist Fahamu Pecou is on fire...and he's setting every platform that he touches ablaze. In a Boss move by the Center for Civil and Human Rights, the organization sought to maintain its relevancy to the community by connecting with one of the city's most relevant artists.
‘Talking Drum’ puts social justice on blast
Fahamu Pecou’s Center for Civil and Human Rights exhibit speaks, sings, shouts
What is an artist's responsibility with respect to social change?
Fahamu Pecou poses the question from inside his cozy Inman Park art studio. It's a question that seems inevitable given the world's current political and social climate. Pecou, who is wearing a college sweatshirt bearing American author/activist James Baldwin's name, smiles when the inquiry is lobbed back at him.
"I don't have an answer," he admits. "That's part of the beauty of it. What's that saying — the best destination is the journey? To ask the question is to begin to answer it. If we're thinking about it, then we can begin to act on it."