Originally created in 1787 by prominent abolitionist Josiah Wedgewood, this medallion was the most famous image of an African American of it's time. It was widely circulated, and originally donned the phrase "AM I NOT A MAN AND A BROTHER?" the image for the t-shirts has been altered slightly to pluralize the original plea. "ARE WE NOT MEN AND BROTHERS?" is a plea to all men, and uses the original symbol created by Wedgewood to further articulate the current plight, not just of African American men, but men of all races. "ARE WE NOT MEN AND BROTHERS?" is a symbolic question, and through it, we hope to spark thought within the viewer, to motivate each and every person who sees it to reflect and ask themselves who they are as a human being.