Children in Jail

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    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
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    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
2013
Paint, wood, found metal, deadbolts, dolls, rope, handcuffs, and chains
53.5 x 96 x 24 inches
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"And a child to lead them. I want to be free. Out of the mouths of babes the words name. So many children acted on those words, and there was an overflow. All the jails were filled.

"And a child to lead them. I want to be free. Out of the mouths of babes the words name. So many children acted on those words, and there was an overflow. All the jails were filled. The park was filled up. The only place not filled up was the fairgrounds‘ animal cages. Bull Connor didn’t know what In do, so he put thousands of school children in the jails and the overflow ended up in the cages." —Joe Minter