The artist is Emory Douglass! These pictures were taken at the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival at the Will to Adorn exhibition.
Aesthetically, these illustrations jump of the page because of its bold color palettes and various mediums; However, these images clearly have a larger theme beyond its aesthetics and representation of the African American identity.
What do these images mean to you?
Do you think these images only speak strictly to African Americans?
What say you?