Celebrate People's History!: The Poster Book of Resistance and Revolution
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Since 1998, Josh MacPhee has commissioned and produced over one hundred posters by over eighty artists that pay tribute to revolution, racial justice, women's rights, queer liberation, labor struggles, and creative activism and organizing. Celebrate People's History! presents these essential moments—acts of resistance and great events in an often hidden history of human and civil rights struggles—as a visual tour through decades and across continents, from the perspective of some of the most interesting and socially engaged artists working today.
Celebrate People's History includes artwork by Cristy Road, Swoon, Nicole Schulman, Christopher Cardinale, Sabrina Jones, Eric Drooker, Klutch, Carrie Moyer, Laura Whitehorn, Dan Berger, Ricardo Levins Morales, Chris Stain, and more.
were Revolutionary Union Movements (RUMs) at the Ford plant at River Rouge, and the Eldon Avenue Chrysler plant. The RUM model quickly spread to other industries in which large numbers of black workers participated in a skilled trade. The spirit and actions of the RUMs continue to resonate in and shape Detroit. ARTWORK: BEC YOUNG The Young Lords Organization Tengo Puerto Rico en mi corazon. The Young Lords Organization was born in 1968 when a Puerto Rican Chicago street gang turned to
village near the Mystic River, killing any victims who attempted to escape the wooden palisade. Except for a few survivors, the entire village of six to seven hundred, mostly women and children, were murdered. This was done in retaliation for previous Pequot attacks. The Pequot Indians, once a powerful tribe, controlled all of Connecticut east of the Connecticut River. Mason declared that the holocaust against the Pequot was justified in the name of God. The Narragansett and Mohegan warriors who
Postdoctoral Fellow at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. ERIC “EROK” BOERER (59) Erok has spent the greater part of his adult life working for the bicycle revolution in his adopted hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. When he’s not thinking about riding or figuring out how to make everyone else get on a bike, he takes in a lot of history, and sometimes makes art to represent it. FRANK BRANNON (39) Frank was born in Maryville, Tennessee, and
the Arts, Minicine, and the Aurora Picture Show. REDEYE (95) RedEye is an illustrator who works for Anarchism Magazine, as well as other publications. He also makes tracks in an experimental noise band called GuelhuCthu. ALLY REEVES (181) Ally Reeves is an artist from Tennessee who now lives and works in Mumbai, India. Reeves’ work addresses issues of information-sharing, empowerment, and alternative economies. AARON RENIER (35) Aaron Renier won an Eisner Comics Industry Award
Jamaican Maroons Fend Off the British In the early 1700s, Queen Nanny and the Windward Maroons used guerilla warfare to defeat the British from the mountains of Jamaica. In doing so, they avoided further enslavement and forced the British to capitulate. In 1939-40, the British Governor in Jamaica gave the Maroons two thousand five hundred acres and they were able to live under their own governance. ARTWORK: DAMON LOCKS The Stono Rebellion On Sunday September 9, 1739, a group of