Bold and beautiful, our newest Genius Series print embodies the
grace, passion and perseverance of the genius behind it, Maggie Lena Walker. Inspired
by Maggie's accomplishments and love for flowers, this stunning print is
beautifully decorated with gold coins and florals in a stunning combination of
Jelly, Pepper, Noodle, Stellar and Gold. Your blooming little one will look
simply darling in this bold, new print!
Maggie L. Walker was an African American
mother, teacher, businesswoman, community leader, a civil rights activist, and
the first female bank president in the United States. She founded the St.
Luke Penny Savings Bank in 1903 as a result of her dedication to the
Independent Order of St. Luke, an organization that cared for the sick and
promoted humanitarian causes. The bank later merged with two other banks and is
still in operation today as Consolidated Bank and Trust, the oldest existing
African American-owned and operated business in the U.S. Through her
accomplishments, Maggie offered tangible improvements in the way of life for
African Americans and women. We are proud and honored to now welcome Maggie
into our Hall of Genius.
Named after a courageous abolitionist and author, Equiano is
full of bravery and strength. The bold blend of Dazzle, Grasshopper,
Hummingbird and Mirror come together to build the heroic story of a knight
slaying a dragon. Fierce, daring and fun, this bold print is sure to have your
little one ready to win the battle.
Olaudah Equiano (1745 - 1797)
Bravery. Courage. Strength. Olaudah Equiano
embodied all these traits and more as a kidnapped African prince, forced into
slavery. He survived many years of oppression aboard a slave ship, but through
his relentless hard work and inspiring strength, Equiano endured and persevered
until he finally reclaimed his freedom. He later wrote his own autobiography,
recounting his imprisonment and revealing the horrors of slavery to the world.
His brilliance and strength to speak the truth soon became a catalyst in passing
the Slave Trade Act of 1807. Equiano's courage to fight for what he believed in
- against all odds - was the inspiration for our Equiano print. We are proud
and honored to welcome this heroic print into the Hall of Genius.
Inspired by one of the greatest English writers in history,
Austen is quaint, elegant and captivating. Like many of Jane Austen's novels, this
print is filled with beautiful, 19th century accessories, including whimsical
tea cups and saucers, antique cameos and elegant flowers. Whether you have a
little bookworm or actress on your hands, they'll be ready for a lovely tea
party in this endearing print.
Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)
Jane Austen was a 19th century English novelist
best known for her six major novels, including "Pride and Prejudice."
She used various styles of writing that not only broke the literary barriers of
her time, but have also been accepted by modern-day readers and authors. Austen
reached a certain level of success in her lifetime, but her popularity
skyrocketed 52 years after her death when her nephew published A
"Memoir of Jane Austen." Today, she is considered to be one of the
greatest writers in English history. Her literary work continues to entertain
and inspire new generations through film, television, theatrical adaptations
**Please note that Genius Series prints are only available for a limited time, while supplies last.