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Created by:
Carolyn Mims Lawrence, American, born 1940  Search this
Subject of:
AfriCOBRA, founded 1968  Search this
Signed by:
Carolyn Mims Lawrence, American, born 1940  Search this
Gerald Williams, American, born 1941  Search this
Napoleon Jones-Henderson, American, born 1943  Search this
Jae Jarrell, American, born 1935  Search this
Howard R. Mallory Jr., American, 1930 - 2012  Search this
Barbara Jones-Hogu, American, 1938 - 2017  Search this
Medium:
printing ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 30 × 24 in. (76.2 × 61 cm)
Type:
screen prints
Place made:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1971
Description:
This colorful silk screen print depicts a female figure wearing a long red dress in the center of the image. She wears a blue ankh necklace, an Afro hairstyle, and has a spiral symbol on her forehead. She stands with her arms crossed, against a red and orange background with graphic shapes and letters in bright yellow, blue, and green with black accents. The letters spell out [UPHOLD YOUR MEN] across the top and [UNIFY YOUR FAMILIES] across the bottom. The artist's signature is in blue in the bottom right corner of the image. The print is also signed along the bottom margin in pencil by the artist and several AfriCOBRA members: Gerald Williams, Napoleon Henderson, Jae Jarrell, Howard R. Mallory, Jr. and Barbara Jones-Hogu.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Families  Search this
Gender  Search this
Men  Search this
Resistance  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.130.4
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Visual Arts
Movement:
BAM (Black Arts Movement 1965-1976)
Exhibition:
Reckoning: Protest. Defiance. Resilience.
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 052
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5e2e6a471-7aa5-4d9c-86a4-1b09f63599c9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.130.4