Last Friday for Juneteenth — which commemorates the official end of slavery in the United States — Hockley partnered with Instagram to put on a virtual show of Black protest art.
The show featured exclusive posters and illustrations, both historical and new, that tell the story of Black protest art and design over time from artists like Nina Abney, Alexandra Bowman, Melissa Koby, Temi Coker, and Nikkolas Smith.
Instagram shared the images across its @Instagram and @design pages, making them accessible to over 350 million people.
According to Hockley, art extends our vision, literally and figuratively, allowing us to see our society and culture — past, present, and future — in a new light and through new eyes.
Art and protest, both, help us do this ‘freedom dreaming.’”You can follow the exhibit on the #DesignforBlackLives hashtag; Instagram has also created #ShareBlackStories to center Black perspectives year-round.