ARTriumph invites you to celebrate, The 400-Year Triumph of African American History from 1619-2019," through, The Artesian Renaissance, beginning January 1, 2019! This milestone in world history commemorating 400 years of Black History is deserving of the attention of descendants and the broader community who benefit from both the sacrifices and contributions rendered throughout this period of time. ARTriumph Historical Society for the Artesian Renaissance is humbled and blessed to have this sacred role in honoring, 'The Triumphant African American 2019 Quadricentennial,' and we hope that you will join with us!
What is The Artesian Renaissance?
The Artesian Renaissance is a new season or cultural renaissance observed through the arts & humanities that consecrates, commemorates, and celebrates the triumphant, 400-year legacy of the 1619-2019 African American journey for freedom. ARTriumph hopes people will celebrate this new season of the arts & humanities, culture, and other fields/arenas of human expression via artistic creations, events, programs, activities, services, and products presented in 2019, 2020+, and/or annually. Include themes inspired by, The Artesian Renaissance, with existing observances or create totally new observances!
ARTriumph invites you to share and preserve your Artesian Renaissance-inspired celebrations with us for historical archives and exhibit presentations to a broader audience (Click here to participate).
Why The Artesian Renaissance is Needed!
In mankind's universal struggle for freedom for all, The Artesian Renaissance serves as a symbolic, healing narrative for the struggle that began with the global human trafficking of the TransAtlantic Triangular (Enslavement) Trade (TTET) and its Middle Passage. In 1619, the operation of the TTET led to one significant group of captured citizens from countries on the continent commonly referred to as, Africa, being brought to the English colony of Virginia. Collectively, this group and the generations of descendants have survived four centuries of sustained trauma, trials, tragedy, and tribulations while contributing extraordinarily to the successful development of the USA and the global community. Indeed, "We Have a Testimony to Celebrate!"
The Artesian Renaissance is a 400-Year African American Testimony Inspired by An Old Landmark in Scripture!
The Artesian Renaissance is divinely inspired. The Holy Bible reveals that the arts & humanities were used to celebrate a testimony after surviving a 400-year period of bondage.
In Exodus 15 (KJV), 'song, music, and dance,' were used by Brother Moses, Sister Miriam and others in their testimony to God celebrating their freedom after being oppressed by Eygpt for 400 years.
The Artesian Renaissance is ... A Great Commencement!
The Exodus Renaissance was the commencement (i.e., beginning) of a new season or period of healing and restoration for Hebrews.
The Artesian Renaissance is, A Great Commencement, ... a new season or period of healing and restoration for African Americans.
The Artesian Renaissance Symbols!
Color - The color symbolizing, The Artesian Renaissance, is Artesian Blue (i.e., Sky Blue).
Awareness Ribbon - The awareness ribbon for, The Artesian Renaissance, is formed by taking 3 inches of Artesian Blue (Sky Blue) ribbon and folding the points together in one direction in the form of a water drop. The folds point upward with the circle pointing downward. A small safety pin or pin clasp is used to affix the ribbon to a lapel or top portion of clothing.
Flower - The flower for, The Artesian Renaissance, is the Heavenly Blue Morning Glory (Ipomoea tricolor).
Animal - The animal symbol for, The Artesian Renaissance, is the Mourning Dove or Rain Dove (Zenaida macroura).
Song - The song for, The Artesian Renaissance, is the poem for, The Artesian Renaissance, set to music.
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