the thirteen

In 2013, The Thirteen, a multimedia narrative, debuted as a visual art exhibition and live musical/spoken word performance paying homage to thirteen black women and girls who were lynched or otherwise violently murdered in Kentucky. The Thirteen enshrined the shared history of the thirteen women through a short film and live performance by an ensemble of fourteen Kentucky musicians and vocalists paired with poetry by Bianca Spriggs and original photography by Angel Clark. Below are photographs from The Thirteen. A selection of poems from this project are available in the print version of pluck! 10. 



Angel Clark is a Photographer/Filmmaker and creator of the newly formed parkour! Media Design team. She is a native of Richmond Virginia, but after 10 years, considers herself an honorary Lexingtonian. Currently, Angel serves as the Director of the Center for HIV Prevention and Community Outreach at AVOL AIDS Volunteers, Inc. Angel’s photographs have appeared in pluck! The Journal of Affrilachian Arts and Culture, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Kentucky Monthly, Appalachian Heritage Magazine, and the UK Appalachian Stories Project.

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