The Inventor and The Thief – Snap Classic

September 5, 2019

You get up every morning and go through the motions, but do you ever stop to wonder what you’re leaving behind? 

When a brilliant inventor was robbed of his life’s work, his son did the only reasonable thing: he became a robber.

Walter produced a film called The Unknowns: Talent is Colorblind. The film tells the incredible true story of “The Highway,” a group of self-taught African-American painters living in the Jim Crow South who, when no one was looking, invented a whole new style of art.

To learn more about the life of Walter Shaw Sr. and his inventions, be sure to check out Walter Jr.’s memoir, License To Steal, and the documentary Genius On-Hold.

Producer: Joe Rosenberg

Sound Design and Score: Leon Morimoto 

Snap Classic: Season 8 Episode 10

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