A Photo for Friday (Well, Sunday): “Somber”

Two days late, but here it is.


May 19, 2018

Montgomery, AL

National Monument for Peace and Justice

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Steven L. Taylor
About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. OzarkHillbilly says:

    Love the geometry.

  2. al Ameda says:

    I must say, this strikes me in the same way as when I first saw the Vietnam War Memorial.

    It’s a place of somber reflection. In both cases I like the abstraction very much, it is very powerful, and in a way that no statue or ‘realist’ art could be.

    I hope to see the NMP&J someday

    Thank you very much Steven.

  3. JohnMcC says:

    Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. As a native Alabaman the history of lynching and related terrorism has always found a way to chill my heart when I read and discover the endless horrors that ‘my people’ were silent about.

  4. @al Ameda: I had a similar thought when I visited. I was impressed both by the artistry but by the history represented.

    @JohnMcC: I am struck by the degree to which the history really isn’t taught or discussed.