BOBLO BOATS :
A TALE OF TWO SISTERS
Dir. Aaron Schillinger
I will be illustrating a sequence telling the story of Sarah Elizabeth Ray, the 'Rosa Parks of Detroit'. She boarded the SS Columbia as a student in the 1940s, only to be separated from her class and escorted off the boat. When offered a refund she refused, and brought the Boblo Management Company to court. Ray would come to be represented by Thurgood Marshall and they would fight and win a discrimination case against Boblo in the Supreme Court.
The sequence will be brought to life in stop-motion animation. I am currently building a replica of the SS Columbia ferry along with over a dozen puppets to tell Ray's story.
More info, photos and updates to come. Till then: puppets!