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'For Whom It Stands' exhibit opens at Reginald Lewis Museum
'For Whom It Stands' exhibit opens at Reginald Lewis Museum

The artist Sheila Pree Bright has spent her adult life trying to sort through her mixed feelings about the American flag. It's just a red, white and blue bolt of cloth. But all the Atlanta resident has to do is glance up casually and see one at the top of a flagpole snapping away in the wind, or drooping at half-staff, and suddenly she experiences an undeniable punch of emotion. Much of who she is today is a direct result of those 50 stars and 13 stripes. She's the daughter of a career sergeant major who was tormented by his involvement in the Vietnam War. She's an African-American woman, now in her 40s, who experienced racism as a child while living on a military base...

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