Celebrate People's History: Grace Paley

Artwork
Identifier:
2020.23.68
Artist:
Meredith Stern
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
2 Color Offset Printed Poster
Date:
May 2013
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 17" Width: 11"
Description:
A white poster with a depiction of Grace Paley in navy blue and green ink. She wears a sash on her left side that has titles of who she is on it and then there are waves that travel from her name at the bottom of the image to the right side that has a quote of hers. Quote reads: “It is the responsibility of the poet to say many times, there is no freedom without justice and this means economic justice and love justice.” At the top of the image it says Celebrate People's History.
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.