About the Artwork

Artwork by Marita Dingus at the Douglass-Truth Branch
Artwork by Marita Dingus at the Douglass-Truth Branch

Auburn artist Marita Dingus created copper wire sculptures of cherubs and sea grass for the branch. Artist Vivian Linder, who lives near the branch, created three-dimensional relief panels that depict her interpretation of Aztec, Mayan and Western African influences.

Returning to the branch are paintings of former slaves and abolitionists Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth by artist Eddie Ray Walker, which hung in the original building.

Also intact is the Soul Pole, a totem pole depicting African-American history given to the Library in 1972 by what was then called the Rotary Boys Club.