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Episode 29: The Making of Shattering Silence with James Ellwanger

Posted on February 28, 2023 at 9:09 AM by Marissa Gaal

In recognition of Black History Month this February, I spoke with sculptor James Ellwanger, the artist behind the Shattering Silence sculpture which decorates the Iowa Judicial Branch Building's west lawn. This sculpture is a memorial to Iowa's progressive civil rights history and where it all began, with the case of Ralph Montgomery, a former Missouri slave granted his freedom in Iowa, in 1839.

Host: Marissa Gaal
Guest: James Ellwanger

Music from The Epic 2 by Rafael Krux Link: License:

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