Celebrate People's History: The Brown Berets
Medium:2 Color Offset Printed Poster
This is a poster in different shades of brown and white. There is a title at the top "The Brown Berets" and there is a woman on the right of the image. On the left there is text that reads: “Young Chicanos For Community Action (popularly known as the Brown Berets) was formed in 1967 by a group of Chicana and Chicano high school students in Los Angeles. They stood and fought for farm worker rights, anti-militarism, and the liberation of Chicanxs everywhere. In 1968 they organized a massive student walk out in East LA, demanding equality in schools for Chicanx students.”
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.