Juneteenth is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of African Americans who had been enslaved in the U.S. Also known as Emancipation Jubilee, Freedom and Liberation Day. Juneteenth commemorates the historical event that took place on June 19, 1865 in Galveston, Texas which declared the ending of slavery in the U.S. This event took place two years after Abraham Lincoln delivered the Emancipation Proclamation.
RPX is pleased to honor this holiday by showcasing Larry “Poncho” Brown’s artwork titled “Metamorphosis”, an offset lithograph originally commissioned by NDUTime Youth & Family Services, Inc. in 2009. Poncho began his career at the age of 17 as a signwriter and became a full-time artist shortly thereafter.