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UPDATE: goes to print Monday, all typos will be corrected.

I created the initial concept of this poster on the night of November 4th. Inspired by Barack Obama’s victory and struck with a sense of awe when realizing the amount of hard fought progress that has been achieved in this country, I wanted to pay homage to this centuries long journey.

The original graphic became very popular and spread all over the internet. Many people loved it and ask me to make a print. While I initially created it rather spur of the moment and with no desire to sell it as a poster, the graphic needed to be completely overhauled in order to make it practical for printing. The original would have been 12 feet long. So I took the opportunity to really refine the design and create a lasting piece. There were also many additions to the time line that people suggested.

This poster is not a tally of African American achievements, rather it is a record of progress and setbacks. While Obama’s election is not the endgame of equality, it is a magnificent example of what is truly possible. I hope you enjoy it and that it reminds you of the shoulders we all stand upon and the stained greatness of this nation and its people who have indeed, overcome.
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jellycious Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
TLDR
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mkr Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
This was extremely difficult to follow and I had to stop within a few lines. Still nice to look at though.
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Yondita Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
VERY GOOD!!!
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Kaegolis Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
Brilliant. Simply. Brilliant.
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dot-next Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
love it!! great work !
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Man-i Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009  Professional General Artist
great work
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sonrouge Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
And you want to know the funniest thing about this poster...it means absolutely nothing, because we'll still be hearing about racism and how poor, helpless African-Americans are held back because of it.

They've been whining about it even after all these things came to pass; what makes you think one more "victory" will mean anything.
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funkatram Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
...and he has agreed to carry out the wholly evil new world order. Oh well.
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CrimeThink Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
Excellent typography and very well written!
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Pericles Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009
The way you transformed the idea into printed art is simply AMAZING!! :clap:
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