A Tale of Money
acrylic and mixed media on paper, 2000
60 x 85 cm

... morality and religion ... both allow that if men can make money by stealing men and women, and working them up into sugar, rice and tobacco, they may innocently continue the practice, and he who condemns it is an unworthy citizen, and a disturber of the church. Money is the measure of morality, and the success or failure of slavery, as a money making system, determines with many whether the thing is virtuous, or villainous, and whether it should be maintained or abolished.
— Frederick Douglass