“Let America Be America Again” — Photography from Kansas City’s Working Poor
“Let America Be America Again is presented by the Langston Hughes Club of Stand Up KC, the local arm of the Fight for $15 and a union movement. Fourteen fast-food and low-wage workers exhibit photographs taken from their lives working for billion dollar companies while struggling on poverty wages. Their work gives a direct window into the lives of America’s working poor. The Langston Hughes Club brings workers together to train with professional artists to tell their stories in various mediums. Fast food workers’ art—like their organizing—is a weapon of social change.
Support for this work is provided by a Rocket Grants project award, a program of the Charlotte Street Foundation and the University of Kansas Spencer Museum of Art. Funding is provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.