The Negro Escapist Social and Athletic Club (Thurgood) is another piece that I immediately fell in love with. Johnson’s material was said to have been pulled from his childhood and broad connections growing up in Chicago in the 1970’s and 1980's. I think the Thurgood portrait may symbolize some of the important male figures Johnson grew up around in his family and community. The male in this portrait reminds you of the strong, powerful but silent male figure that is revered among his peers. The presence of Thurgood commands respect and attention without saying a word. He is not cocky, just self confident. Johnson’s pieces have truly inspired me. I had the pleasure of bringing a friend along so they too could experience the beauty of his work. Moving forward I want to make a conscious effort to visit the museum more often.