The Tera Shirma Story
A Little Respect 

Sculpture at the Source of the 1967 Riots 
12th and Clairmount
 (lone figure is walking north on 12th)

During the riots of '67 the neighbourhood really took a hit.

A couple of days after the riots settled down I had to go down there to see what was left of the studio. 

When I got there, I was surrounded by total devastation.

Broken windows, burnt-out buildings, etc. but there stood Tera Shirma without a scratch. Not even a cracked window. 

I often wonder if the black rioters knew that a lot of brothers made a living out of these premises?

Notes thanks to Ralph Terrana



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