Shirts created to honor the Young, Gifted, and Black Americans who helped build the United States of America.
Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, or the Black Fourth of July, is an American holiday that commemorates June 19, 1865. On this day, after almost two and half years since the application of the Emancipation Proclamation, enslaved African Americans finally learned of their liberation.
“That is the story of this country, the story that has brought me to this stage tonight, the story of generations of people who felt the lash of bondage, the shame of servitude, the sting of segregation, but who kept on striving and hoping and doing what needed to be done so that today I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves. And I watch my daughters, two beautiful, intelligent, black young women playing with their dogs on the White House lawn.”
-First Lady Michelle Obama- Democratic National Convention 2016