Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument by Nikkolas Smith

Design By:
Nikkolas Smith Nikkolas Smith, a native of Houston, Texas, is a Master of Architecture recipient from Hampton University, current Theme Park Designer & Concept artist at Walt Disney Imagineering, and Children's Books Author/ Film Illustrator . His first picture book "The Golden Girls of Rio" was nominated for an NAACP Image Award. He also creates activist art paintings and Hollywood movie posters (Black Panther, Southside With You, Dear White People, Stranger Fruit). Nikkolas also talks for conferences (TEDxWatts) and schools all over the country, and after hours leads in youth mentoring on Saturdays, with the kids of Compton & Watts, CA, giving lessons in digital painting and life skills for success. He lives in Los Angeles, California.
Design By:
Nikkolas Smith Nikkolas Smith, a native of Houston, Texas, is a Master of Architecture recipient from Hampton University, current Theme Park Designer & Concept artist at Walt Disney Imagineering, and Children's Books Author/ Film Illustrator . His first picture book "The Golden Girls of Rio" was nominated for an NAACP Image Award. He also creates activist art paintings and Hollywood movie posters (Black Panther, Southside With You, Dear White People, Stranger Fruit). Nikkolas also talks for conferences (TEDxWatts) and schools all over the country, and after hours leads in youth mentoring on Saturdays, with the kids of Compton & Watts, CA, giving lessons in digital painting and life skills for success. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

Each poster is hand-printed and handled, to make sure that only the highest quality is offered and sent out. The matte paper and high quality of inks make for a vibrant image which looks great both framed, and au-naturel. Printed in Los Angeles, CA, on Epson Enhanced Matte Paper, heavyweight stock, high color gamut, using Epson UltraChrome HDR ink-jet technology. Framed posters offer the same, museum-quality printed poster, but wrapped in a protective black frame. The frame is lightweight and includes a shatter-resistant acrylite front protector, so it won't break in the mail. International orders may be subject to customs duties & taxes.

Proceeds Support:
Proceeds support National Parks Conservation Association, the independent, nonpartisan voice working to strengthen and protect our nation’s natural, historical, and cultural heritage.

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Artist Statement

My Birmingham See America poster pays homage to the AG Gaston motel, the 16th St. Baptist church in the distance, and gives a nod to the 4 girls murdered there in the civil rights era. It focuses on a historic block that was at one time the epicenter of the greatest revolution African Americans have witnessed in US history, led by Martin Luther King Jr. - Nikkolas Smith