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Artist Fabian Williams leverages his artwork to build his legacy

If you live in Atlanta, you’ve probably seen some of Fabian Williams’ socially conscious artwork throughout the city. His art includes various portraits of African Americans who have made major contributions to Black culture and race relations in America.

It kind of makes you wonder about your contribution to the world, the legacy you’re leaving behind and the best way to honor it once you’re gone.

Rolling out had the pleasure of speaking to Williams while on a tour of his artwork in Atlanta’s West End neighborhood. We visited his murals of Martin Luther King Jr., Colin Kaepernick and his homie Big Krit. We ended our tour with Williams’ largest mural, which is still a work in progress that he has coined “Black to the Future.”

The image is situated on a wall on Morehouse’s campus in Kilgore Hall and was commissioned by the university. “Black to the Future” is a timepiece. It is Black history at its finest. It is a journey through time, highlighting some of the most influential Black people in history, from the ancient Egyptians to Oprah Winfrey. It’s been months in the making and is slated to be completed by the new year.

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