The Story Behind TIME’s ‘America Must Change’ Cover

Painting by Charly Palmer for TIME (Photo: Travis Grissom)

'For the cover of TIME’s July 6 double issue, we commissioned Atlanta artist Charly Palmer to capture a moment in which Americans will see whether their country is able to live up to its promise. The resulting 40-by-30-in. acrylic painting, of a little girl faced with both the injustice of today and America’s historical role in it, is titled “In Her Eyes.”'