"It’s inspired by the Selma to Montgomery march, a part of a series of civil rights protests that occurred in 1965 in Alabama. It was an effort to register black voters in the South. I wanted to do my own version but with different Black leaders. Each figure in the piece had similar but different messages at different times in history but all stood for one common cause: overall “Equality” for Black and African People." –– Manasseh Johnson
Ever since the young age of three, Manasseh Johnson has had a pencil in his hand. He was born and raised in New Jersey but currently resides and works out of his home studio in San Antonio, Texas. He works in all mediums but it wasn't until several years ago that he started using colored pencils and mastered the medium. Most of his current works are mixed media which include colored pencil. Manasseh has been published in "Colored Pencil Magazine"and "The Source". He's been commissioned by clients from all across the globe even including Kevin Hart , Lena Waithe, Rudy Gay and The Criterion Collection. His goal as an artist is to create art that embraces the black culture and inspire up and coming artists.
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