In the book, Wright details his participation in the 1955 Bandung Conference, a self-determined effort by African and Asian states to promote Afro-Asian cooperation and oppose colonialism. After four years in a diverse New York high school, and four years at Morehouse College, I couldn’t believe that I had never heard of this event. After completing the book, I thought to myself, what other historically relevant events am I unaware of?
And so began my life’s work to discover and uncover historical facts, events, people and symbols that go uncovered by our formal education. I was so inspired by what I was learning (and continue to learn), that I began jotting down points of interest. In a short time, I had developed over 100 concepts of historical significance, most taking shape in the form of images. Then it dawned on me, what if these images could be used as a means to connect people of color to their history, as well as serve as a source of inspiration for our daily life? It is out of that spirit that Historically-A-Wear was born.
Simply put, Historically-A-Wear is a resource designed to spread awareness and keep us looking fly. I hope you enjoy and learn something new!