Red Eyes Series
(February 27, 1897 – April 8, 1993) was an American contralto. She performed a wide range of music, from opera to spirituals. Anderson performed with renowned orchestras in major concert and recital venues throughout the United States and Europe between 1925 and 1965. Anderson was an important figure in the struggle for African-American artists to overcome racial prejudice in the United States during the mid-twentieth century. On January 7, 1955, In 1939 during the era of racial segregation, the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) refused to allow Anderson to sing to an integrated audience in Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. Anderson became the first African-American singer to perform at the Metropolitan Opera.
The Blackface Project™ re-defined are images of historical American figures that have made significant contributions to humanity and who have a face that is black...in her many shades.
The Blackface Project™ is not about minstrels and demeaning caricatures of Black people. While the history of blackface is sad, there is no need to continue to give the word power but rather compassion for those who used it in the past and today in entertainment, fashion, and politics.
The Red Eyes Series symbolize crying, tiredness, and determination in promoting peace, freedom, and equality. Some Black faces are well known, others are not. What would these American historical figures say about freedom, equality, and humanity if she or he were alive today?
The image is printed with fade-resistant inks on a lightweight 5 oz. Hanes ComfortSoft pre-shrunk 100% cotton crew neck plain white tee.
Washing Instructions: Machine gentle wash in cold water and regular temperature dry
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