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My mother is an artist, and growing up I would often see her swept up in a current of inspiration. It might happen during church, where she would sketch images of the Biblical stories as her way of taking notes; those sketches might turn into the foundation of a painting or a print I’d see taking shape in her studio days later.
I’m not a professional artist, but I’m driven to create, too. This weekend, I had an idea.
What if everyone could easily use digital images to celebrate Black history?
I have a few ink-drawing-style images I’d made of notable figures in Black history, that I’ve used to illustrate materials for The Black Experience in America: The Course. I started noodling with them, pairing them with a quote and a date of birth and death, as a way of memorializing them. Then I designed different templates for the profile banners on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter:
The images are free, and designed to precisely fit the specifications for banner image sizes on those social platforms. I even made sure that your profile photo won’t awkwardly cover the artwork either in desktop or in mobile apps and browsers. Download them and add them to your social profiles, and get a jump on Black History Month.
Accessing the images is easy. If you’ve signed up for the free curriculum books or any of the interactive courses, you already have a login. If not, it just takes a few seconds to create an account here:
Let me know what you think! I might make more.