The Indigo Project honors the lives and history of formerly enslaved Africans/African-Americans in the American South and the African Diaspora who labored in the harshest conditions to produce materials, including cotton and indigo, that generated the wealth of nations. The project provides historical, artistic, and cultural components that speak to the lives of those that endured plantation existence. While The Indigo Project involves many genres of art-making, often using Adire fabric dying techniques from the Yoruba culture of West Africa, the centerpiece of the project is a life-size replica of a slave cabin produced with community involvement.
The Indigo Project is a testament to enslaved Africans/African-Americans. Ultimately, it is about love, honor, respect, community, and remembering