Celebrate People's History: The Haitian Revolution

Artwork
Identifier:
2020.23.43
Artist:
Aaron Renier
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
2 Color Offset Printed Poster
Date:
May 2010
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 17" Width: 11"
Description:
A poster with pink, blue, purple, red, and white. There is a man on a horse riding over white people in uniform on the ground. There are Haitian flags in the sky and on the left side there is the title, "Haitian Revolution" and below that says, "The most successful slave uprising in history which led to the formation of the first Black republic in 1804.”
Historical Context:
The Celebrate People’s History posters are rooted in the do-it-yourself tradition of mass-produced political propaganda. These posters embody democracy, inclusion, and group participation in the writing and interpretation of the past. Unlike most political posters, the posters part of the Celebrate People’s History series tell the stories of the underdogs, those individuals and groups helping to move forward the collective struggle of humanity to create a more just world. For 20 years, over 130 different posters have been displayed on the streets of over a dozen cities representing over 150 artists and writers. The Celebrate People’s History Poster Series has been organized and curated by Josh MacPhee since 1998.