In 1899, a young poet and school principal named James Weldon Johnson was asked to address a crowd in Jacksonville, Fla., for the coming anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. Just two decades had passed since the Reconstruction era, and lynchings were on the rise in the segregated South.
Instead of preparing an ordinary speech, Johnson decided to write a poem. He began with a simple but powerful line, a call to action: “Lift ev’ry voice and sing.”
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Each design is designed and printed in the US. Each shirt is printed with professional grade vinyl or screen print transfer, depending on design availability.
Tank tops, T-Shirts and long sleeved tees are printed on 100% cotton airlume combed and ringspun cotton Bella & Canvas tees.
Pullovers and Hoodies are printed on a cotton/polyester blend Jerzees sweatshirt featuring a ribbed collar, cuffs and a waistband with spandex.
Cropped Pullovers are printed on a cotton/polyester blend Bella & Canvas cropped fleece sweatshirt.
All items are made to order unisex fit. If you are looking for a women's fitted type of fit, we suggest sizing down one full size. Design placement varies by size and color selected.