Last year, the Chicago Historical Society displayed Jacob Lawrence's series
on the black diaspora, the migration of blacks from the South in the years
following Reconstruction. The seroes was originally shown at the Museum of
Art in New York when they were first produced before World War 2. It was, for
me, a powerful series of paintings and certainly speaks to the issues of
justice, both economic and otherwise. Now, I don't know Brattleboro very
well, but these might provide a starting point for some arts activities.
Definitely worth looking at.