1001 Black Men–#223

Here’s another drawing in keeping with yesterday’s  back-to-school theme. I don’t know if Oakland students are in summer school these days, or if certain programs have a summer school component, but I saw this young man standing in front of Oakland Tech High School yesterday with a backpack over one shoulder, a basketball under his arm and a very serious expression on his face. The symbols on the right side of this drawing are all related to the theme of education and learning, including nea onnim no suaa, ohu, the Adinkra symbol associated with “life-long education and the quest for knowledge” (Source: West African Wisdom: Adinkra Symbols and Meanings).

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