"I AM A MAN" Is an affirmation that a group of sanitation workers in Memphis Tennessee adopted while they were on strike. The declaration is a derivation from the opening line in the prologue of Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man;
"I am an invisible man".
The removal of the word invisible spoke to their existence, their dignity and their humanity.
"BLACK LIVES MATTER" is a battle cry that was adopted to condemn injustice and the devaluation of Black people in our communities and courtrooms across the country.
DOUBLESPEAK: I AM A MAN is to attest the existence, humanity, dignity and worth of the Black man. I AM HERE. YOU SEE ME. I MATTER
• 100% ring-spun cotton
• Sport Grey is 90% ring-spun cotton, 10% polyester
• Dark Heather is 65% polyester, 35% cotton
• 4.5 oz/y² (153 g/m²)
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Quarter-turned to avoid crease down the center
|Length (inches)||28||29 ¼||30 ¼||31 ¼||32 ½||33 ½|