Silence Do-No-Good

Public Square, Cleveland, OH

“Silence Do-No-Good” updates Benjamin Franklin’s pen name Silence Dogood. Franklin was a printer/publisher and cautious abolitionist. He enslaved people and eventually released them but never truly publicly opposed or denounced slavery. The text also serves as clarion call to rise up in the continuous fight for social justice.

Commissioned by LAND studio for Landform, a series of downtown public art projects made possible through the Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation.

Photos by Bob Perkoski