Metalsmiths for Change

Susan Wachler - @susanwachlerjewelry

  • Sale
  • Regular price $400.00

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This auction starts September 23rd at 10am PST and ends September 27th at 10am PST.

This auction takes place on Instagram @metalsmithsforchange.


Item description:

Sterling silver hinged bracelet honoring the late Congressman and Civil Rights Leader John Lewis. The two arches on the bracelet commemorate two of many marches across the Edmund Pettus Bridge- the first where he was gassed and beaten on “Bloody Sunday” March 1965, and the second 55 years later in 2020 while he was in his final months of life, honoring his lifetime of civil rights work on that anniversary. Following Congressman Lewis’ death in July 2020, he was once again honored on his journey back home, in a horse drawn carriage crossing the Pettus Bridge. I am so incredibly honored to have been witness to his work both then and now. As a resident of Atlanta, I can say with a bereft heart, he made us so proud to stand and fight for something better ( than what we have now.) We will continue the “Good Trouble” as we honor your legacy Dear Congressman John. Rest in Power!