An open edition offset lithograph by Jay C. Bakari depicting the two African American icons Nelson Mandela and Malcolm X (El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz). It depicts them both standing at the podium sharing thoughts, notes and a strategy for the moment. This historical work of art measures 17x22 inches.
Born in Pittsburgh, Jay began his formal art education in high school at Forbes Road Vocational East. From there he attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Ivy School of Art, and finally transferred from Ivy to The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. He ran out of money before he completed his degree, however, and was forced to continue the development of his skills while supporting himself with a day job and utilizing the resources of local libraries.