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damali ayo panhandling for reparations payments

Living Flag {format} {format} 10:06 damali ayo & Dmae Roberts

A woman sits cross-legged, panhandling on a busy city sidewalk. She takes money only from white folks, and gives it to blacks who pass by. Her sign reads: "200 Years of Slavery in the United States. Reparation payments accepted here." damali ayo is a street performance artist. "I offer people a convenient opportunity to pay for the unpaid labor of African Americans." This piece is part of her "living flag."

Broadcast: Nov 13 2007 on HV PODCAST; Nov 7 2004 on PRI/WNYC Studio 360 Subjects: Art, Historical, African American, Justice