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Ancestry

    In 1776, America’s founders signed the Declaration of Independence, a statement of equality and unity. But today, America is perhaps as divided as it’s ever been.  For July 4th, we used Ancestry to find the descendants of the Declaration’s signers. Though a group of 56 white men, their descendents were of strikingly diverse ethnicities, including African American, Hispanic, Native American, and Asian.  We brought them together to recreate John Trumbull’s painting, Declaration of Independence, illustrating that diversity is an inextricable part of who we are as Americans.  Click the image above to see the work.   

 

In 1776, America’s founders signed the Declaration of Independence, a statement of equality and unity. But today, America is perhaps as divided as it’s ever been.

For July 4th, we used Ancestry to find the descendants of the Declaration’s signers. Though a group of 56 white men, their descendents were of strikingly diverse ethnicities, including African American, Hispanic, Native American, and Asian.

We brought them together to recreate John Trumbull’s painting, Declaration of Independence, illustrating that diversity is an inextricable part of who we are as Americans.

Click the image above to see the work.