The Essential Voter 2020 shirt combines imagery of the Black Lives Matters fist with a 1960's peace sign. Inside the fist are reminders of some of the important names, dates, and constitutional amendments of the continuing movement to increase voter access. (see notes below)
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Art by Fred White
NY Artist and maker Fred White hand paints original designs on clothing and textiles. His work is bespoke and unique to the individual. Informed by his curiosity with seeing change and impermanence, his aesthetic is diverse and continually evolving You can see more of Fred’s work at change.49.com.
Shirt Notes: - 1870 is the year black men were given the right to vote by the 15th amendment. - 1920 is the year the 19th amendment granted women the right to vote. - 1965 is the year the Voting Rights Act, a landmark piece of federal legislation in the United States that prohibits racial discrimination in voting, was signed into law.
- Sojourner Truth was an abolitionist, women’s rights activist, and suffragist. - Susan B. Anthony was an American social reformer, women's rights activist, and suffragist. - Ida B. Wells was a leader in the civil rights movement and an important figure in the women's suffrage movement. - Hiram R. Revels was the first African American to serve in the U.S. Congress.
- The 15th amendment gave black men the right to vote. - The 19th amendment gave women the right to vote. - The 24th Amendment outlawed the poll tax as a voting requirement in federal elections. The poll tax exemplified “Jim Crow” laws, developed in the post-Reconstruction South, which aimed to disenfranchise black voters and institute segregation.