These Black Artists Teamed Up With Instagram to Ignite Meaning Behind Juneteenth
AfroTech shares the work of artists Andrea Pippins, Marco Cheatham, and Mina Elise in celebration of this past Juneteenth
In light of recent tragic events, Black people and POC’s demands for social justice and real change in this country have sparked the start of a new revolution encouraging the world to take notes and listen.
Storytelling during this time has taken on a new meaning for Black voices and to amplify those voices, Instagram is continuing their #ShareBlackStories initiative by partnering with three Black artists — Andrea Pippins, Marco Cheatham, and Mina Elise — to design a series of new stickers in celebration of Juneteenth.
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