A photograph that has become a viral sensation on social media and elsewhere is one of a portrait that will be painted by a camera at a Lincoln Memorial exhibit on June 10, 2020.
The portrait will feature an unidentified man, and will be titled “The Man With the Black Eyes,” according to an email from the Lincoln Memorial Preservation Foundation, which manages the exhibit.
“In keeping with the theme of the exhibit, the subject will be the man who, after the Civil War, became the nation’s president,” the email stated.
The man’s name and age have not been released.
A representative for the foundation did not immediately return a request for comment.
The photograph, posted on the Lincoln Monument Facebook page and shared on Twitter by the anonymous user, depicts the man standing in front of a Lincoln memorial that bears his name.
The photo, which was originally captioned “the man with the black eyes,” was retweeted more than 3,000 times by late Monday afternoon.
The caption, which included the hashtag #TheManWithTheBlackEyes, is part of a photo essay on the exhibit that has garnered more than 5,000 likes and more than 4,600 retweets.
“As a person who spent much of his childhood with a photograph that depicted Lincoln as a white man with an African-American face, the fact that the portrait will depict him as a person of color with a black face is a significant step forward,” said Nancy Rios, the executive director of the Preservation Foundation.
“It’s a step towards the ultimate goal of making Lincoln’s face into a part of the American experience, one that is part American, part Lincoln, and one that will not only be shared with a larger audience but also through a larger public.”
This is an important step forward for a monument that has been revered as the greatest American leader ever, but also one that should be protected,” Rios said.
The Lincoln Memorial is one, but it is not the only monument in the country to feature a photograph of a man in a white-only environment.
In October, the Lincoln Museum in Washington, D.C., unveiled a photograph by photographer Andrew Schaffer, who said he was a member of the Ku Klux Klan and who, in his early 20s, photographed people of color on the grounds of the museum.
The painting, which has been viewed more than 2 million times, has also sparked debate about whether the portrait is a racist act or a tribute to the memory of a historical figure.
A spokesperson for the museum told CNN that the photograph does not depict the Ku Kluk Klan or any specific group, and that the museum has no plans to display the photograph at the exhibit and has no idea when it will be put up.”
We have no further comment.””
The painting itself is being done by a professional artist who has a long history of painting Lincoln portraits, and it is being used to promote the exhibition.”
We have no further comment.
“Lincoln Memorial officials did not respond to requests for comment from CNN about whether they are planning to show the photograph.
The image has sparked controversy over the president’s legacy and the history of race relations in the U.S.
The President of the Lincoln Restoration Project, a nonprofit organization that works to preserve and promote the monuments that have been dedicated to the nation of Lincoln, said that the painting’s placement on the exhibition does not make it an official portrait.”
The Lincoln Restoration Foundation said it is exploring the painting and is looking forward to seeing it.”
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The Lincoln Restoration Foundation said it is exploring the painting and is looking forward to seeing it.
The White House did not return a message seeking comment.