Celebrate People's History: Reparations Now, Reparations Won!

Artwork
Identifier:
2020.23.117
Artist:
Monica Trinidad
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
2 Color Offset Printed Poster
Date:
August 2020
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 17" Width: 11"
Description:
This is a blue poster with images of a person on the left side with a flag on their chest. Behind them, there is a line of people with shields. At the top it says "Celebrate People's History" and "Reparations Now Reparations Won!"
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.