advertisement advertisement advertisement When Kearra Johnson redesigned a card deck for a school project in the fall of 2019 at the University of Missouri, she immediately loved the result. She didn't realize that lots of other people would, too. advertisement advertisement The deck—called Revolution Cards —features prominent Black historical figures instead of the standard face cards. While the cards can be used like any normal deck, Johnson also wanted it to spark conversations about Black luminaries. The visual style of the card deck is purposefully pulled from that of traditional cards, where the face cards have a very flat, angled, illustration style. Johnson's deck is black, white, and gold, with a clenched fist at the back of each. The face cards aren't nameless kings and queens, however. They depict major Black figures like Barack and Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Martin Luther King Jr., and Rosa Parks. There are 12 different figures in total; the king, queen, and jack of each suit have been replaced by portraits. Johnson chose these people because she considers them fundamental to Black history. "These are figures that have changed the ways we operate in society. They are trailblazers for political change," says Johnson. "I thought… Read full this story
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