African American Heroism: Art by Kehinde Wiley Throughout history there have been countless demonstrations of non-violent protests against injustice. Nonviolent protests are known for being extremely successful in bringing about positive change. Nonviolent resistance is when people achieve goals through symbolic protests, civil disobedience, economic noncooperation, and other forms of protests without the use of violence. A rather interesting form of nonviolent resistance is protest art. Protest art has been used since the early 1900s and can be described as creative works that are produced by activists and social movements as part of demonstrations or acts of civil disobedience. It has been extremely successful because it is not limited to one region or country, but is used to convey messages to everyone around the world. Kehinde Wiley is an artist who has truly made a noticeable statement with his bold, groundbreaking, and innovative work. Through his paintings, he advocates black empowerment and heroism throughout the African American community. He eliminates the negative connotations of African Americans and replaces them with uplifting images of black beauty.
Kehinde Wiley is an innovative painter who has been around since 2006. His vision is so powerful and the statement that he makes attracts the attention of countless individuals. Immediately the vibrant, luminous colors that he uses attracted me to his artwork. His portraits are so radiant that they can be