Vintage: African American woman and baby holding the American flag.
Under this flag he led us to Independence"; on a banner beneath Lincoln are the words "Under this flag he led us to Freedom", inscribed in pencil over the word "Freedom" is the word "Liberty". A soldier and a citizen are shaking hands on the bottom left and two African American soldiers are shaking hands on the bottom right.
red - the blood that unites all people of African ancestry, and the blood that is shed for liberation black - black people whose existence as a nation, though not a nation-state, is affirmed by the existence of the flag green - the abundant natural wealth of Africa .
#greaternewyork #momaps1 #2015 #africanamericanflag #davidhammons #flyinghigh #blackhistorymonth #afrocentric #redblackandgreen reinterpretation of #OldGlory Hammons created the “African American Flag” in 1990, when #DavidDinkins was elected the first (and only, thus far) #blackmayor of #NewYorkCity It flies on the front of the #StudioMuseum in #Harlem and when #JackShainmanGallery opened an outpost of its New York #gallery in an old school building in upstate #Kinderhook Hammons’s flag sat…
Lillian E. Fishburne, is the first African American woman to become a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy. She is one of only 41 African Americans who have achieved the honor of being a flag officer in the United States Navy as of January 2010. Fishburne was appointed to the rank of Rear Admiral by President of the United States Bill Clinton and was officially promoted on February 1, 1998. Rear Admiral Fishburne retired from the Navy in February 2001.
Assembled from early to mid 19th C. scraps of homespun wool, prints, yarn and more, all hand sewn, this Story Skirt is reminiscent of the wonderful African American Quilts made by Harriet Powers in the late 19th Century. (more photos)