Apple Celebrates Juneteenth With A Historic High Of Black Figure Chroniclers

Apple recently published a highlight for Juneteenth telling the story of a chronicler of historical black figures.

Apple celebrates Juneteenth

Comic creator and scholar Ajuan Mance has a series titled “The Ancestors’ Juneteenth,” which depicts remarkable black figures as they were in a modern setting.

The series begins with a paper drawing for an iPad Pro and the Adobe Scan app turns it into digital art. From there, Mance uses Adobe Fresco, Procreate, and Adobe Photoshop to colorize the images with an Apple Pencil.

‘The Ancestors’ Juneteenth’ recently featured Harriet Tubman and Rosa Parks on the banks of the Combahee River, in line with the series’ vision of placing historical figures in today’s environment to reflect on the journey of black people of the 19th to 21st century’. Mance says the goal of The Ancestors’ Juneteenth is to humanize historical figures in different time periods.

Juneteenth is a US federal holiday that commemorates the African American people and their emancipation.

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