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Created by:
Barbara Jones-Hogu, American, 1938 - 2017  Search this
Signed by:
Gerald Williams, American, born 1941  Search this
Napoleon Jones-Henderson, American, born 1943  Search this
Carolyn Mims Lawrence, American, born 1940  Search this
Jae Jarrell, American, born 1935  Search this
Howard R. Mallory Jr., American, 1930 - 2012  Search this
Nelson Stevens, American, born 1938  Search this
Subject of:
AfriCOBRA, founded 1968  Search this
ink on paper
H x W (Picture): 22 1/2 × 30 in. (57.2 × 76.2 cm)
H x W (Backing): 28 × 38 in. (71.1 × 96.5 cm)
screen prints
Screen print of nine (9) individuals with their right fists raised, standing in two rows facing each other. The foremost figure on the right stands facing the viewer. Clad in black, the figures' bodies and hair are dark shadows while the faces are sharp planes and angles reminiscent of African masks. The background is made up of the word "Unite" repeated in the letters of varying sizes in red, blue, purple and yellow. Along the bottom of the image is the signature of the artist, along with signatures of seven other artists from the AfriCOBRA group. There is violet ink stamped "AfriCOBRA, Print #10, Copyright 1971," on the lower left. The margins around the image are covered with a brown sticky residue. There are streaks of a milky white liquid visible spattered on the image.
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Communities  Search this
Resistance  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1971 Barbara Jones-Hogu. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Visual Arts
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture