Esannason Graphics

Historic Prints by Artist & Graphic Designer Harold A. Esannason

Barack Obama


Barack Obama (born August 4, 1961) served as the 44th President of the United States from 2009 to 2017. He was the first African-American to hold the office of President. Prior to his presidency, Obama served as a US Senator from Illinois and worked as a community organizer and civil rights attorney. During his presidency, he oversaw significant reforms in healthcare, education, and environmental policy, and played a key role in ending the US military involvement in Iraq. Obama was also a vocal advocate for civil rights and social justice, and his presidency was marked by efforts to address issues such as income inequality, gun control, and police brutality. His leadership and legacy continue to inspire people around the world.

Frederick Douglass


Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) was an African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. Born into slavery, he escaped to freedom in his early twenties and became a leading figure in the abolitionist movement,  advocating for the end of slavery and equal rights for all. He also worked as a journalist, publishing his own newspaper, and wrote several books, including his influential autobiography “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave. Throughout his life, Douglass continued to fight for civil rights and social justice, and his legacy as a powerful advocate for freedom and equality remain an inspiration to this day.

Marcus Garvey


Marcus Garvey (1887-1940) was a Jamaican-born political activist and leader of the Pan-Africanism movement. He founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) in 1914, which aimed to promote black pride and self-sufficiency, and advocated for the repatriation of black people to Africa. He believed in the importance of economic empowerment and encouraged black entrepreneurship and trade. Garvey’s message resonated with black people around the world, and the UNIA grew to become a global movement with millions of members. He was a controversial figure, however, and faced criticism for his
authoritarian leadership style and his support of black separatism. Garvey’s impact on the civil rights movement and black pride has been significant, and his legacy continues to inspire political and social movements around the world.