The setting for this nostalgic moment references the time just prior to the 1898 establishment of Bay Shore Beach, a historically Black Beach that was adjacent to Buckroe Beach in Hampton, Virginia. The beach had its height of popularity from the Nadir era until the desegregation era. Kecoughtan (in the title of the painting) was the name given to the area by the Algonquin speaking indigenous people (such as Pocahontas) that the English settlers encountered when they settled in Jamestown, Virginia in 1607.
PANTHEON OF AKATAS
A series of artworks in the realm of Black Speculative history. In the world of these artworks, time is mixed-up and non-linear. Magical maroons and other fugitives fight to survive and lay the foundation of Black America.