Local Artist Ras ‘Ammar Nsoroma helps dedicate portrait of local health advocate at MHS grand re-opening

May 30, 2013

Ammar with CCHenderson by PatMillinerPortrait artist, painter, and muralist Ras `Ammar Nsoroma stands in front of his newly completed “bas-relief” portrait of C. C. Henderson, the for- mer president and chief executive of  the Milwau- kee Health Services. Inc., who passed away in 2010. It was unveiled in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new addition to MLK’s Heritage Health Cen- ter on Saturday, May 25, 2013. This fitting image of Henderson by one of Milwaukee’s premier muralist honors Henderson as a behind the scenes “mover and shaker” and a dedicated administrator. His widow, Berlean Henderson said, “The portrait per- fectly captures the spirit of  empowerment that C.

C. wanted for the community. Along with establish- ing solid financial footing for the clinics, he estab- lished a sound proactive health care system to as- sist the community with the kind of medical care and education needed to prevent and treat illness. Religion was a major part of his life. Guided by the bible verse, ‘I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me,’ Ammar’s mural captures that strength.”