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StoryCorps Atlanta: Renowned Artist Bares Humble Beginnings

Artist and scholar Dr. Arturo Lindsay speaks with former student Fahamu Pecou in the StoryCorps Atlanta booth.
Artist and scholar Dr. Arturo Lindsay speaks with former student Fahamu Pecou in the StoryCorps Atlanta booth.
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In December of 2015, after 25 years, acclaimed artist and scholar Dr. Arturo Lindsay retired from teaching at Spelman College. Fahamu Pecou first met Lindsay 20 years ago as a student and is now a renowned visual and performing artist himself.

In the StoryCorps Atlanta booth, Pecou was both amused and assured by his former advisor’s humble artistic beginnings.

This story was recorded in partnership with the Atlanta History Center, which hosts Atlanta’s StoryCorps Booth.