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Artist: Gustavo Garcia (Mexico, 1990 – ) Printer
Artist: Allan Edmunds (June 7 1949 – ) Primary
Artist: Brandywine Workshop and Archive Publisher
In order to get slave states' approval of the Constitution, in 1808 it was agreed that the U.S. would no longer accept slaves directly "imported" from Africa, which resulted in slave ships subverting this law by changing their manifest to suggest slaves (their cargo) were imported from the Caribbean after a stop-over for this purpose in countries such as Cuba.
Within the print image there's the iconic image of the slave ship in which Africans were packed in to maximize cargo hold capacity. Martin Luther King's dream and Obama's legacy of hope were possible because of the triumphs of those who came before them in the struggle for civil rights and social justice, including key orators, writers-authors, academics, community leaders, and politicians."
—From Brandywine Workshop and Archives records
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