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Donald 'C-Note' Hooker: Celebrating an Unsung Hero of Black History Month

C-Note performing 'Birth of a Salesman,' in front of a crowd at CSP-LAC.

C-Note performing 'Birth of a Salesman,' in front of a crowd at CSP-LAC.

Artist's Billboard, "Look Up!" Featuring "Incarceration Nation" by Billboard Banksy

MERCY, a fashion line by fashion designer Makenzie Stiles featuring artwork by C-Note. Photo by CCAD.edu.

MERCY, a fashion line by fashion designer Makenzie Stiles featuring artwork by C-Note. Photo by CCAD.edu.

Anna D. Smith with Diane Hafsah Al-Amin of the California Coalition for Women Prisoners holding the artwork Today We Are Sisters

Art for Redemption prison art coffee table book.

Donald 'C-Note' Hooker: It's Time to Recognize His Art, His Activism, His Impact

SILICON VALLEY, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, February 21, 2024 /EINPresswire.com/ -- In the rich tapestry of Black History Month, Donald "C-Note" Hooker emerges as a figure of profound significance and inspiration, yet remains largely underrecognized. An artist of remarkable talent and a fervent advocate for justice, Hooker's journey and contributions offer a compelling narrative that enriches the understanding of African American history.

WHO IS DONALD "C-NOTE" HOOKER?

Donald "C-Note" Hooker is an artistic powerhouse and activist whose creativity was ignited within the confines of a prison cell. Through visual art, poetry, and theatrical productions, C-Note provides a voice to the often silenced perspectives of prisoners, offering an intimate look into the complexities of the U.S. criminal justice system. His work not only sheds light on the challenges of incarceration but also celebrates the resilience and spirit of those behind bars.

A CATALYST FOR CHANGE

C-Note's art transcends the boundaries of prison walls, challenging perceptions and sparking dialogue on critical issues such as systemic mass imprisonment and the need for prison reform. In 2018, his paintoem "Today We Are Sisters" brought attention to the forced sterilization of female prisoners in California, showcasing his commitment to advocating for the marginalized and oppressed.

A LEGACY BEYOND ART

Beyond his artistic achievements, C-Note's influence has inspired significant initiatives, including the groundbreaking prison reentry project, BREAK IT TO MAKE IT (BITMI), which offers comprehensive support for the incarcerated. His work on billboards, fashion lines, and book covers continues to advocate for justice and reform, making a lasting impact on society.

WHY CELEBRATE DONALD "C-NOTE" HOOKER?

Recognizing Donald "C-Note" Hooker during Black History Month allows us to honor an individual who embodies resilience, creativity, and advocacy. His unique perspective and contributions provide a deeper, more inclusive understanding of the African American experience, challenging stereotypes and fostering a dialogue that transcends the prison system.

As we celebrate Black History Month, let us acknowledge and honor the extraordinary life and work of Donald "C-Note" Hooker, whose legacy of art and advocacy continues to inspire and effect change.

To learn more in-depth about "Donald "C-Note" Hooker: Celebrating an Unsung Hero of Black History Month," be sure to check out the blog, or audio versions on Spotify or YouTube.

Donald C-Note Hooker an Underrated Figure of Black History Month | C-Note
https://www.c-note.org/donald-c-note-hooker-an-underrated-figure-of-black-history-month/

The Silent Giant of Black History: Exploring the World of Donald 'C-Note' Hooker by C-Note | Spotify Podcast
https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/cnote1/episodes/The-Silent-Giant-of-Black-History-Exploring-the-World-of-Donald-C-Note-Hooker-e2g155v

A Hidden Figure of Black History: The Story of Donald 'C-Note' Hooker | YouTube
https://youtube.com/watch?v=wheKeB4NQB0&si

ABOUT ANNA D. SMITH FINE ART AND REAL ESTATE BROKER:

Anna D. Smith Fine Art and Real Estate Broker, located in Silicon Valley, operates under the trademarked motto “Fine Art needs a Home and a Home needs Fine Art®.” This firm is a prominent art advisory and brokerage entity specializing in contemporary Underground art. It also offers real estate services related to buying and selling commercial or residential properties in Silicon Valley. As the publisher of the "2023 Underground Art Market Report", Anna D. Smith has earned the title “Queen of the Underground Art World” and has developed her firm into a respected entity in both art and real estate, noted for expertise, professionalism, and client satisfaction. Her website includes a blog where she shares insights on real estate and Underground contemporary art, discussing luxury real estate, the art market, NFTs, and more. She has also curated art exhibitions and sells over 200 prints or originals by California prison artist Donald “C-Note” Hooker

Anna Smith
Anna D. Smith Fine Art and Real Estate Broker
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anna@adsmith.broker
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