This necklace was made to commemorate the Brown vs. Brown decision to desegregate schools "with all deliberate speed." The turtles on the pendant symbolize both the slow pace with which this decision was implemented and the inexorable fact that it was destined to happen. The necklace was designed during the artist's summer working at the BELL program teaching African American children in the projects of Boston to help them gain academic proficiency toward a better future.
In addition to the bone pendant, the necklace is made with black wavy onyx beads, bronze-colored pearls and dark clay beads. The piece is signed on the back of the pendant by the artist. Its length is 26 inches, and it has no clasp; it is intended to slip over the head.