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image by Pete Loeser, 3 July 2020
based on image located by Dave Fowler, 29 June 2020
Reported at https://www.theadvocate.com/acadiana/news/article_58488388-b8a4-11ea-adf1-6b8e1b2dac5e.html:
Lafayette artist melding Acadiana pride and Black identity in new Acadiana Black Pride flagDave Fowler, 29 June 2020
Cory Stewart, known artistically as Cory St. Ewart, has made a splash at local protest events against racism and police brutality with his adapted Acadiana flag the color scheme redone in black, green, red and yellow, colors common in flags of African countries, and the imagery of the gold star replaced with a clenched black fist.
Stewart created the flag for a Black History Month showcase with the Willingly Rejected artist collective to celebrate Black culture and artistry. Stewart said the flag has served as his protest sign. It was my way of saying Acadiana is here to support Black lives and this is what we want to look like moving forward. I thought the flag was a good way of sharing that message without using words explicitly, Stewart said.