Marisa Williamson, Sweet Chariot: The Long Journey to Freedom Through Time

Marisa Williamson 


Sweet Chariot (2017)  

Video, digital application, and scratch-off ticket



Artwork: Marisa Williamson

Collaborators: Blue Visual Effects, Inc. (Application Developers), William Hodgson (Graphic Design), James Allister Sprang (Camera), Yolanda Wisher (Poet), Lamont B. Steptoe (Poet), Gabrielle Patterson (Artist), Noelle Lorraine Williams (Artist), Jay Simple (Artist), Michael Williamson (artist), Erica Armstrong Dunbar (Performer), Rev. Mark Kelly Tyler (Performer), Kyla J. Ayers (Performer), Dena Bleu (Performer), Ibn Days (Performer), Sallie Days (Performer), Raymond Reese (Performer), and Archie Shepp (Musician)

Project Manager: Cathy Harris

Partners: Mural Arts Philadelphia, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Independence National Historical Park, Library Company of Philadelphia, and Mother Bethel AME Church. Sweet Chariot was presented as a part of Monument Lab: Philadelphia (Citywide Exhibition, 2017).

Major support for Monument Lab 2017 projects staged in Philadelphia’s five squares provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. An expanded artist roster and projects at additional neighborhood sites made possible by the William Penn Foundation. Generous additional support provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. Full list of exhibition sponsors.