Throughout history, Black people have sought ways to nurture and protect Black lives and the autonomy of their physical and intellectual bodies through various forms of resistance, including but not limited to nonviolence, education, literature, sports, media, legislation and armed struggle. Black-led institutions and affiliations have also lobbied, litigated, legislated, protested and succeeded.
The 2023 Black History Month theme of Black Resistance is an opportunity to reflect on the global struggles of Black communities in the context of both the impediments and triumphs.
Featured student and artist
Mia Jefferson is a Mizzou senior majoring in graphic design with an emphasis in Information Technology. Her work revolves around the representation of minority groups, women’s empowerment, and architectural and landscape appreciation. As an advocate for racial equality, Mia contributed a digital drawing to participate in Black History Month 2023.
Meet the Artist
Where is your hometown?
What was your inspiration for these pieces?