At the Met, in Harlem and beyond, acclaimed artist honors enslaved SC ancestors

The Post and Courier

Sometimes the road to a deeper understanding of South Carolina beats a path to Harlem.

On a late Friday afternoon, I am barreling in a taxi to Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd., just off a bumpy flight, keen to make it to the Claire Oliver Gallery before it closes.

The city is shrouded in ominous shades of gray, a far cry from the lush Lowcountry I’ve just left. Then, out of the window a rainbow arcs across the urban skyline, the most radiant display of ROYGBIV I’ve ever seen. It seems to guide me straight to the gallery.

February 25, 2023