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Jack Whitten

American artist


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From Wikipedia

Jack Whitten was an American painter and sculptor. In 2016, he was awarded a National Medal of Arts.Life Whitten was born in 1939 in Bessemer, Alabama. Planning a career as an army doctor, Whitten entered pre-medical studies at Tuskegee Institute from 1957 to 1959. He also traveled to nearby Montgomery, Alabama to hear Martin Luther King Jr. speak during the Montgomery bus boycott and was deeply moved by his vision for a changed America.

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Tuskegee University

Private, historically black university located in Tuskegee, Alabama, USA

Cooper Union

College in New York City