Illustration & Design
Intersectional celebration of Black History Month and Women's History Month.
Background Overview: Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES) and Women and Gender Studies (WGST) are co-sponsoring an intersectional celebration that highlights diverse history women at TCU. As part of their efforts to document this history, CRES and WGST want to honor those trailblazers who integrated the institution, facing racism and discrimination along the way. To celebrate the occasion, they chose to honor Allene Jones, one of the first black students admitted as an undergraduate to TCU, and the first black professor at TCU.
Solution: To honor Allene Jones, I decided to look back through her history and reflect her accomplishments as one of the firsts at TCU. Her admission process portrayed her achievement as well as showed the animosity shown towards her with the lone figure glaring at her, which I exaggerated slightly to heighten the hostility and her triumph. The image overall portrays a loose timeline, beginning with her admission and her graduation, hinting slightly at her eventual teaching. Recalling her yellow dress that day, I used complimentary colors (yellow and purple) to point out her history at TCU and for contrast. Typography was also used, as part of the requirements, to highlight her achievements at TCU, and a quote by Booker T. Washington on success and overcoming to emphasize how she overcame racism and hostility to make a difference in history.