Ice Miller Partner Lacy Johnson Featured in Indianapolis Public Library Sons Exhibit

Ice Miller Partner Lacy Johnson Featured in Indianapolis Public Library Sons Exhibit
October 8, 2018

Ice Miller LLP partner Lacy Johnson is featured in the “Sons: Seeing the Modern African American Male” exhibit at the Indianapolis Public Library from Sept. 25 through Oct. 31. 

Following a community nomination process, Lacy was selected as one of 30 African American men from the Indianapolis community to be included in the exhibit aimed at inspiring conversations regarding contemporary African American males. He is actively involved in the Indianapolis community and numerous organizations, including the Indiana University Foundation, the American Red Cross National Diversity Advisory Council and the Lawyers Council of the Indianapolis Civil Liberties Union. In addition, he is an exceptional mentor and role model for many African American professionals throughout Indianapolis.

The display was created by photographer Jerry Taliaferro and highlights the perceptions and predeterminations we make about others from our first impressions. Visitors are presented with two sets of photographs. The first set of images is black and white with only the subject’s face visible. The only information provided with the photograph is the subject’s name. The second set of images is color photographs in which participants were instructed to “express themselves” in order to demonstrate how they perceive themselves. These photos have more information, including a brief biography and video.

The thought-provoking exhibit attempts to create a conversation by revealing the difference between how African American males see themselves verses individuals’ perceptions of African American males. The display features entrepreneurs, veterans, musicians, educators, architects, attorneys, pastors and more. IPL’s installation of “Sons: Seeing the Modern African American Male” is hosted by the library’s African American History Committee in support of the Center for Black Literature & Culture at Central Library.

Lacy Johnson’s primary areas of practice focus on public affairs where he serves as co-chair of Ice Miller’s Public Affairs and Gaming Group.

This publication is intended for general information purposes only and does not and is not intended to constitute legal advice. The reader should consult with legal counsel to determine how laws or decisions discussed herein apply to the reader’s specific circumstances.



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