BLM and the Postal Worker
Artist: Gregory Changa Freeman
Medium: Digital Photography Dimensions: 26.5” W x 26.5” H Price: NFS
Elements of history often appear in contemporary society. They are reminders of both progress and cautionary admonitions of what remains unfinished. This is the case with the recent climate of political strife, United States Supreme Court decisions rolling back Civil Rights protections, voter suppression, Anti-BLM, and rising inequality.
“BLM and the Postal Worker” pays homage to Juneteenth. On June 19, 1865, the Union Army arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas notifying some 250,000 enslaved Blacks, that the Emancipation Proclamation signed by President Abraham Lincoln, abolished slavery in the Confederate states.
This digital image of the postal worker was captured during the 2020 protests in the aftermath of the murder of civilian George Floyd by Minneapolis Police Officers. We seem to step backward at times, and as witnessed in the photograph, he’s looking back. This reflects from where we’ve come, where we are, and where we hope to be.