"I resolved never to be conquered." - Harriet Jacobs
It goes without saying that Harriet Jacobs was an extraordinary human being. From an illiterate slave to accomplished writer and integral part of the abolitionist movement, her contributions are innumerable. With this illustration, we tried to capture at once her indomitable spirit and the insurmountable odds, which she eventually overcame. She faces an an impassable mountain range, and she both confronts it and overcomes it as the shape of her body rises above the mountain range into the stars (now a pattern on her skirt).
Original artwork by Obvious State, not endorsed by or affiliated with the attributed author. All applicable rights reserved.