Nike Unleashes Its Equality Black History Month Collection

 - Jan 16, 2018
References: hypebeast & hypebeast
Nike has just unveiled its full official 2018 Equality Black History Month collection, featuring nine shoes that honor the late Martin Luther King Jr. The collection also honors powerful African American athletes of previous and current years. The entire line promotes equality, enforcing the positive initiative that surrounds the athletic community. The incorporated color scheme in this collection is inspired by the "Pan-African flag," a global symbol that celebrates the African community. Other unique features of the collection are the dates that have been placed on some sneakers, marking the days where someone stood to "protect diversity, inclusion, and equality."

This year's Equality Black History Month collection consists of graphic shirts that have the audio waves taken from the infamous "I have a Dream" speech by Martin Luther King Jr. It also includes pieces that commemorate athletes such as Carmelo Anthony, Lebron James, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and Michael Jordan.