Create an illustration to celebrate Juneteenth for Squarespace's Instagram.
Being from Texas, Juneteenth was a history I always knew. When our history books applauded Lincoln for the Emancipation Proclamation, my parents told us about the enslaved Africans in Texas who didn't know for much later.
So, I thought about my family. Or other people who descend from enslaved Africans in America. And how close the history of chattel slavery really is. Less than 200 years stand between my generation, and the last of those trapped in the chains of chattel slavery.