Rally round the Flag: Death of Black Nationalism. Catacombs of crucified black leaders and intellectuals - assasinated, lynched, banished, blacklisted: Marcus Garvey, Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, Dr. King, Stokely Carmichael, fathers, grand-fathers, brothers, nephews, and uncles, form the backdrop. W.E.B. Du Bois was one of the few to have survived into old age, yet even at the age of 95, after a visit to Africa, the government banished him by denied renewal of his his passport, forcing a death in Africa.
Jockey boy is not daunted. Maybe he is James "Wink" Winkfield who knew that glory and fortune would await him in Europe. He has his piece of blue watermelon in hand and still on the ‘soul patrol’. He read Garvey and is “rallying round the Red (for the blood which flowed like the river), Yellow (for the gold they stole), Black (for the people), and Green (for the land of Africa).
Ealy Mays' eclectic online art gallery featuring Lawn Jockeys images, Jockey boy paintings, and other art narratives of the first black jockeys in American horseracing and early Kentucky Derby winners