Design: Flags

The Juneteenth Flag was designed by Boston Ben (Ben Haith). People who contributed to the process were Verlene Hines, Azim, and Eliot Design. As an illustrator I fine tuned their vision.

"The Juneteenth flags represent the history, and freedom for American enslaved people and their descendants. The design of the Juneteenth flag depicts a bursting "new star", on the horizon. The star represents A NEW FREEDOM, A NEW PEOPLE, A NEW STAR. The red, white, and blue colors communicate that the American Slaves, and their descendants were all Americans."

Juneteenth, or the "19th of June", recognizes June 19, 1865, in Galveston, TX, when Union General Gordon Granger made everyone aware of freedom for all enslaved people in the Southwest. Texas was the last state in rebellion to allow slavery following the end of the Civil War. This occurred more than two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln. Upon the issuing of General Order #3 by General Granger, the former enslaved people celebrated jubilantly, establishing America's second Independence Day Celebration and the oldest African American holiday observance.

I personally do not sell the flags but here is a link to where they can be purchased for those who are interested:  Also, here is a CNN article about the creation of the flag.


Seasonal Flag Designs created for Flagraphics.