The deal was brokered by the organization's licensing, agent FanGirl Consulting & Brand Management.
In celebration of Juneteenth with Lee's commitment to bringing awareness of the holiday and supporting the cause of unity and harmony within all communities across the country, the Freedom Collection features fresh designs and Lee's likeness and inspirational quotes.
The collection is targeted for retail outlets to celebrate the first anniversary of the Congressional bill designating Juneteenth as a national holiday.
"As the nation comes together to celebrate the first anniversary of Juneteenth as a national holiday, we are proud to partner with the team at WCN on this collection that shares Ms. Opal Lee's message of hope and unity," says Dione Sims, founder, Unity Unlimited. "We worked closely withWCN to create an inclusive line of apparel and accessories that celebrates the spirit of Juneteenth that everyone can wear."
"WCN is excited and honored to be partnered with Ms. Opal Lee and Unity Unlimited, with the launch of our merchandise collection celebrating Ms. Opal Lee and Juneteenth becoming a U.S. national holiday," says John Raisin, senior vice president, WCN Group.
WCN's apparel and accessory merchandise collection will be available at retail beginning May.
Juneteenth, also known as Emancipation Day and celebrated on June 19, is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the U.S. The day of commemoration marks the declaration of General Order No.3, which enforced Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, almost two and a half years after the official proclamation was made.
For more information on Juneteenth activities, Unity Unlimited, or Ms. Opal Lee, go toUnityunlimited.org
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