In the US, slavery was officially abolished with the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation. No one bothered to tell all the slaves in Texas until June 19,1865, a day commonly celebrated as "Juneteenth."
This design was created to represent my ancestors and my brother and sisters that live today. The chains represent the hold they had on them as slaves.The barwire represents the modern day slavery the prison system has. The Roses represent US growing from nothing and making something of oursleves.
We are here, we will always be here, we are not going anywhere.