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389 Years Ago... by mibi 389 Years Ago... by mibi
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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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mkr Nov 26, 2011  Professional Photographer
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 Jul 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
VERY GOOD!!!
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:iconkaegolis:
Brilliant. Simply. Brilliant.
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:icondot-next:
love it!! great work !
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Man-i Jun 6, 2009  Professional General Artist
great work
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sonrouge 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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:iconfunkatram:
...and he has agreed to carry out the wholly evil new world order. Oh well.
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:iconcrimethink:
Excellent typography and very well written!
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:iconpericles:
The way you transformed the idea into printed art is simply AMAZING!! :clap:
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