Art is tangible in our existence in many forms.
From nature to murals to tshirts.
As forms of expression, protest and solidarity.
I'm thankful to know and collaborate with many graphic design artists who tailor the rough draft and visions of many.
Two graphic design artists hailing from Oman and Nigeria respectively (@arafaspenandpaint and @amazynarts ) provide a shining example to us.
Antiblackness may be global but so is blacknesss and so is the audacity of hope for FREEDOM.
With me being raised in Texas, I am happy to see many across the U.S. and across the World choosing to celebrate the concept of Juneteenth with us.
What is Juneteenth?
As so eloquently worded by Wiki, Juneteenth (a portmanteau of "June" and "nineteenth"), also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Cel-Liberation Day, is an American holiday celebrated on June 19. On June 19, 1865, the Emancipation Proclamation— which had been issued on January 1, 1863— was read to enslaved African-Americans in Galveston, Texas by Gordon Granger.
Texas was the last Confederate State to have the proclamation announced, after the end of the American Civil War in April of that year. Texas was the most remote of the slave states, and minimal fighting meant there were few Union troops present to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation until after the war ended.
I love that tshirts can be walking billboards and history lessons for the masses.
19 bucks for the culture.
Priority shipping and handling extra.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org (or pm me) with your size and when you would like your shirt.
I'm rocking mine all Juneteenth weekend AND July 4th🤷🏾♀️.
Celebrate for those who couldn't do so.