| The stairs down to the six rooms of the
archives are lined with posters, including one for a Wailers,
Burning Spear and Culture festival in South Africa in Dec. 2000;
Bob Steinhilber's original painting of "Scratch Vishnu,"
used on a recent Lee Perry album on Heartbeat; and Canadian artist
Lisa Can-over's painting of Bob Marley's mother, Cedella Booker,
taken from a photo I shot of her in L.A. in 1996, with Nine Mile,
Bob's birthplace, replaced as the background. At top left is
a commemorative envelope postmarked Oct 4, 1963 at the U.N.,
the day Emperor Haile Selassie I delivered the "War"
speech, and signed by Selassie.