Provocative exhibit draws attention to black on black crime

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Kin Killin Kin is an art exhibit on display at the Marion County Central Library. The exhibit shows images of black on black violence. Visitors are taken through images of urban violence. Some of the images show young black males wearing Klu Klux Klan hoodies, jewelry and hats with KKK.

The goal of the traveling exhibit is to create an atmosphere where dialogue and positive alternatives and solutions to violence are discussed. So far, the art exhibit has been shown in Chicago, Atlanta, and in Sarasota, Florida.

The exhibit series will last four to seven weeks and cost about $5,000 plus shipping.

James Pate created the exhibit. He started comparing black on black violence to Ku Klux Klan terrorism in 2000. 24-Hour News 8, watched as students from the Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet look at the exhibit. Students stared at the images posted along the wall, some even signed a pledge at the end promising to seek peaceful solutions to confrontations.

The exhibit is headed to Fayetteville, North Carolina, and then Wichita, Kansas. The exhibit runs through September 28 here in Indianapolis. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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