Ndubisi’s “Way To Peace” is a beautiful portrait of Dr. King’s
ideology framed within the complex web of issues that encompass racial inequality:
the murder of crows represent deadly Jim Crow segregation laws; the sunset represents
sundown towns; the dollar bills represent unpaid reparations for families of
the previously enslaved; the Roman columns speak to Dr. King’s Christian faith;
the flowers represent the peaceful future that lies ahead.
"I wanted to be real about who we’re celebrating and show
how these issues [that he fought against] haven’t ended. They’re continually
going, and if we’re going to honor someone who was about this fight, this is
the way that he saw the Way to Peace, how he saw to get on the road there.
"Anti-war is simple because it just means bring the guys
home. There’s a defense budget for that every year. Anti-racism doesn’t cost
anything; there’s no cost to sharing a drinking fountain. But to be
anti-poverty, you have to pay people. And that’s the issue: you have to give up