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12 FREEDOMS GAINED WHEN

JUNETEENTH CAME

THEME:
Grades 3rd to 12TH to participate in an Art Competition Exhibit

CALLING ALL YOUTH ARTIST

FREEDOMS GAINED

12 

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ART COMPETITION

In 1865 over 250,000 enslaved African Americans were released and freed. They became Americans with rights and privilege. When Juneteenth came, America set its foot on the path of truly becoming the land of the free. Our nation is far from perfect; however, America is pressing toward the mark of liberty.

This is an extracuricular activity in which participation will help the student gain historical background of Juneteenth and the first 150 years post the Emancipation Proclamation (1865-1945).Students will also understand how Juneteenth relates to freedom for all Americans.

Students will research, choose, interpret and create visual art works on the 12 FREEDOMS GAINED:

  1. To Birth and Name Their Children

  2. To Do Business

  3. To Dress

  4. To Grow Food for Their Own Gain

  5. To Marry

  6. To Own

  7. To Preserve Heritage

  8. To Read and Write

  9. To Serve in the Military

  10. To Travel

  11. To Vote and Govern

  12. To Worship

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LAST DAY TO REGISTER

 May 23, 2021

TO PARTICIPATE

Review research resources available on www.12freedomsgained.com

  1. Create an original work of art that expresses their understanding of the concept they chose

  2. Register, upload and submit a picture of their artwork here.

 

 

  1. At the close of the call, Judges or Jurors will review each submitted piece of artwork.

  2. Winners will be notified, offered an opportunity be a part of the Juneteenth Art Exhibit, and awarded a cash prize.

THE PROCESS

JUNETEENTH ART EXHIBIT

JUNE 16- JULY 17TH

Fort Worth Community Art  Gendy St. Fort Worth, TX 76107

12 Freedoms Gained Juneteenth Competition & Art Exhibit

Important reasons to participate in the

  1. When arts are incorporated in student learning; research has proved that learning increases especially in reading and math.

  2. Student learning coupled with artistic expression increases lateral thinking and critical thinking.

  3. Understanding the day when the last slaves in America were freed is a milestone that brings honor to the legacy of African Americans, celebrates the grace of God, our nation and the triumph of the human spirit.

  4. As they learn about the historical significance of the time priod, the blend of what is American culture  and African American culture relative to the present, allows students to learn that America continues to evolve on the timeline of human history.

This themed juried exhibit builds learners communication skills and self-esteem. 

Thanks for taking part in this historical call for art. 

If you need additional information or have questions, please contact Angela James at angelajames7@gmail.com