Taking a Knee portrays the many athletes and musicians who have kneeled during the playing of the National Anthem at the beginning of sports events during 2016. The blue striped wallpaper, with a silver moiré pattern, is interwoven with silver painted figures of those who have protested inequality and injustice in America. The variety of figures depicted spans from professional athletes such as Colin Kaepernick, who initiated the protest in August, to college and high school footballers, soccer players, marching band performers, and team coaches. Taking a Knee celebrates the stance taken both on and off the field by this new generation of protesters.
This work was included in the exhibition Baltimore Rising.