Lemonade: A Picture of America, 2017

Image of Lemonade: A Picture of America, 2017

In 2017-2018, William & Mary commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the first African American students in residence, Lynn Briley, Janet Brown, and Karen Ely (Class of 1971), with a year-long series of special events, guest speakers, and performances.

The mural Lemonade: A Picture of America was created by visiting artist Steve Prince and participants in the Summer 2017 Workshop on Black Expressive Culture Africana Studies 307 / Art 330 course to commemorate the history of African Americans at William & Mary. It consists of three elements: painting, woodcuts, and bronze masks.

This artwork was commissioned by the 50th Anniversary of African Americans in Residence Committee and is on permanent display in Swem Library as part of the President's Collection of Art.

Mural Participants
Students: Azana Carr '20, Claudia Coronel '19, DeLauren O. Davis '18, Christine S. Fulgham '17, Ellery H. Lea '18, Woo Chan Nam '17, Megan Sidlo '20, and Emma Zahren-Newman '17.
Faculty and community members: Jody Allen, Jayne Barnard, Leah Glenn, Bob Leek, Jacqui McLendon, and Mei Mei Sanford.
Installation and technical assistance: Jennie Davy, Michael Gaynes, and Kevin Gilliam.