To be Black in America is to know both tragedy and triumph at the same time. It is constantly reminding yourself of your greatness while also uprooting the falsehoods of your history.
To be Black in America is to be resilient beyond measure and to always wear your crown no matter how much it may have been tilted by the adversity of life.
To be Black in America is to RISE at every crossing and to every occasion to preserve and protect future generations.
RISE. This special edition crown combines headlines and historical moments in Black History into a sculptural homage to a relentless journey. Black history hasn't been pretty, but the journey tells a story of resilience and mental toughness beyond any imaginable condition. From the depths of the Dungeon the people will "Rise" up rings true by every measure in this instance.