Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 2021-05-31 16:22:33 –
Southfield, MichiganWXYZ) –A teenage boy in Southfield, Michigan, took a spectacular senior photo shoot in honor of his high school highlights and life-threatening soldiers.
A 17-year-old passionate about history, Jabon Kennedy explores the experience of African-American soldiers in the Civil War and pays homage to those who sacrificed then and now for national freedom.
Not only was Kennedy interested in reading history, he joined the 102nd Colored Troop Company B as a repeater at the age of 15.
“During the Civil War, about 180,000 African Americans served in the military. Their salary was $ 10, but whites were only $ 13. And the mortality rate of African Americans is real. It’s about 40% higher, “says Kennedy.
Knowing these facts had a great impact on Kennedy and his goals.
Replacing caps and gowns for historic uniforms wasn’t the senior photo his mother was thinking of. But Kennedy’s mother accepted it.
“When I saw him in his uniform, I was really impressed with what he meant,” the mother said. “Thanks to Jabon for bringing that history home for his family.”
His photo was taken by Sean Lee, a professional photographer at Sean Lee Studios, taken at Historic Fort Wayne, Detroit.