When Google didn’t create a Google Doodle to celebrate Juneteenth, artist Davian Chester decided to sketch an image that he thought was fitting.
The 26-year-old spoke about the artwork with “Because of Them We Can,” explaining:
“I feel it’s very important for us to know as much as we can about our ancestors. So I feel Juneteenth is already something that isn’t being spread across as much as it should be. I was planning on making an art piece for it anyway, but I noticed Google did not do anything at all. And for a large company like that to create doodles for literally everything under the sun and have nothing at all today, I thought it was odd.”
Chester added, “I always wanted to create a Google Doodle anyway. So I took matters into my own hands.”