Ephemera: Social Movements
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A folded newsprint pamphlet from the Students for a Democratic Society consisting of two items: a 14" x 22" fold-out poster advertising their 1972 Convention Against Racism held at Harvard University, plus a folded sheet with a registration form for the convention to be mailed back to the SDS. Calling itself on the pamphlet a "militant, nation-wide student organization," the SDS organized against racism, for worker's right and in opposition to the Vietnam War. It grew to over 300 campus chapters but eventually dissolved in 1974, becoming the Committee Against.....
Flyer promoting the Socialist Workers Party in the 1969 election. One side features the candidates for New York City government offices with Paul Boutelle for mayor, while the other spells out the Party's platform. The SWP formed in 1937 as a splinter group of Trotskyists from the Socialist Party and went through several major transformations over the following decades. By the late 1960s, the SWP was strongly involved in the Black nationalist movement, the anti-Vietnam-war effort and women's rights, all of which are strongly represented on this flyer.
A silkscreened poster by the UK's Poster Collective featuring images of labor protest plus music and lyrics from the iconic labor song "Which Side Are You On?" which was written by Appalachian activist Florence Reece in 1931. The poster also shows a large image of Sara Ogan Gunning, a singer and songwriter from the coal mining country of Eastern Kentucky. The song includes the lyrics "Come all of you good workers, good news to you. I'll tell, of how the good old union has come here to dwell. Which side.....
Flyer, printed on yellow paper, promoting a talk by Dan Bentivogli at Columbia University on the student protests and strike at the University of Buffalo. The strike, which began as a series of student demands to halt institutionalized racism, war research and campus ROTC, turned violent with police, in full riot gear and armed with tear gas and clubs, attacking students.
Condition: Near Fine.
A vintage poster by Portland graphic designer Steven Birch with the image of Malcolm X and the phrase "Fight the Power!". Inspiration likely came from the band Public Enemy, who were touring the states in 1988-1990 with the release of their albums "It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back" and "Fear of a Black Planet". The song "Fight the Power" originally appeared on the soundtrack of Spike Lee's film "Do the Right Thing" and later on "Fear of a Black Planet". Printed on heavier, glossy paper stock.....
The poster for the Portland premiere of Spike Lee's 1992 film "Malcolm X" on November 17, 1992. The premiere was a benefit for the Urban League of Portland and was sponsored by Nike, Inc. Phyllis Yvonne Stickney of the film was in attendance, as was Ruby Dee, who appeared in Lee's "Do the Right Thing". The film starred Denzel Washington as Malcolm X. Printed on heavier, glossy paper stock. Poster design by Mike King.
Condition: Like New.
The event poster for a reading by Alice Walker at the University of Washington's HUB Auditorium on October 1, 1983. Sponsored by Red and Black Books and the UW Women's Studies Program. Red and Black Books was started in the early 1970s in the University District by a group of socialists and anarchists, and closed in 1999. Nicely printed by the Storefront Press. Poster design by Kate Thompson.
Condition: Fine, like new.