Our Limited Edition Juneteenth shirt celebrates the day that southern slaves found out they had been freed after 2 1/2 years of the information being withheld from them by the slave masters on a day now known as Juneteenth. Shirts are available for pre-order until Tuesday, June 16th and then they will be available for pickup for those who are local (Royal Oak, MI area).
A Little History (For those who are still reading)
By 1860 there were more millionaires living in lower Mississippi than anywhere in the U.S. Nearly 4 million American slaves were worth 3.5 billion, making them the largest single financial asset in the entire U.S. economy (more than manufacturing and railroads combined). Juneteenth is about celebrating our ancestors who made this country rich but never reaped the benefits of their labor, that's why we can never forget their sacrifice and the debt that is owed.