Rock Your Vote With Black Owned Brands

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In this post, we celebrate and encourage voting.  Voting rights has been an ongoing struggle for African Americans.  Though the 15th amendment granted African American men the right to vote in 1870, exercising that right was fraught with difficulty.  Poll taxes among other unreasonable criteria stood in the way.  Though women were guaranteed the right to vote through the 19th amendment, for African American women the ability to exercise this right was similarly stifled.  It wasn’t until the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that African Americans could more freely exercise their right to vote.  Yet voter suppression is still evident in other forms (e.g., purging voter registration rolls and requiring specific documents for eligibility). 

In celebrating the persistence of African Americans in exercising their right to vote, we present election merchandise from black owned brands (e.g., tee shirts, bags, face masks, jewelry and home goods) that promote voting.  Though there are laws about wearing political merchandise to the polls that vary across states, you have plenty of time to showcase this merchandise in your everyday life.  See the company and product links below for more details.

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Black Art Matters (advertisement) offers several collections that encourage voting.  Collections include a variety of items as described below.


  • By Chari on Revolve (advertisement) offers a selection of vote necklaces in gold and silver toned. 








In reviewing this election merchandise, I hope you find one or more items that work for you.

Happy shopping!


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References

  1. American Civil Liberties Union. “Block the vote:  Voter suppression in 2020.” https://www.aclu.org/news/civil-liberties/block-the-vote-voter-suppression-in-2020/
  2. Politico.  “What the 19th amendment meant for black women.”  https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/08/26/19th-amendment-meant-for-black-women-400995
  3. Pruitt, Sarah.  “When did African Americans actually get the right to vote?” 29, January, 2020.  https://www.history.com/news/african-american-voting-right-15th-amendment

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