Why is this image so small? This image is protected by copyright; due to rights restrictions, it cannot be enlarged or viewed at full screen.
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
To learn more about this work, see it on Artura.org , an open educational resource from the Brandywine Workshop and Archives.
FUAM's Black Art Fund is a fundraising initiative to support the acquisition of artwork by contemporary Black artists, to address a major gap in the museum’s permanent collection. The museum is accepts both financial contributions to this fund to be used for purchases of artwork as well as donations of museum quality artworks to achieve greater representation and recognition of non-white artists and artworks.
Pictorial works produced by transferring images by means of a matrix such as a plate, block, or screen, using any of various printing processes. When emphasizing the individual printed image, use "impressions." Avoid the controversial expression "original prints," except in reference to discussions of the expression's use. If prints are neither "reproductive prints" nor "popular prints," use the simple term "prints." With regard to photographs, prefer "photographic prints"; for types of reproductions of technical drawings and documents, see terms found under "reprographic copies."
This object is a member of the following portfolios:
Does this record contain inaccurate information or language that you feel we should improve? Please contact the museum registrar at email@example.com.