National Cathedral chooses artist to replace windows honoring Confederates

National Cathedral chooses artist to replace windows honoring Confederates

Four years after removing stained-glass windows honoring two Confederate generals, Washington National Cathedral officials said Wednesday they had chosen an acclaimed Black artist, Kerry James Marshall, to design their replacements. The artist visited the cathedral for the first time Wednesday after being given the task of healing a small wound in the country’s second-largest cathedral. Together with poet and author Elizabeth Alexander, Marshall will design two stained-glass windows addressing themes of racial justice to replace those that paid tribute to Gens. Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. “Right now I don’t have a clear concept of what I think I will do,” he said. “It will have to be work that is able to
Four years after removing stained-glass windows honoring two Confederate generals, Washington National Cathedral officials said Wednesday they had chosen an acclaimed Black artist, Kerry James Marshall, to design their replacements. The artist visited the cathedral for the first time Wednesday after being given the task of healing a small wound in the country’s second-largest cathedral. Together with poet and author Elizabeth Alexander, Marshall will design two stained-glass windows addressing themes of racial justice to replace those that paid tribute to Gens. Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. “Right now I don’t have a clear concept of what I think I will do,” he said. “It will have to be work that is able to