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Published by:
John A. Lee Recreation Center, American, founded 1961  Search this
Subject of:
Nikki Giovanni, American, born 1943  Search this
Julian Hudson Mayfield, American, 1928 - 1984  Search this
ink on paper
H x W: 16 9/16 × 11 15/16 in. (42.1 × 30.4 cm)
Place used:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
April 1969
This poster is an advertisement for a lectures series. It is made up of densely-spaced decorative script in letters of black and off-white. In the center is a black rectangle filled with off-white text that reads "Anatomy of / the Black Aesthetic; / an Examination." Surrounding the center black rectangle is black text on an off-white background. Across the top text reads "Lee Cultural Center/ 440 Haverford Ave." Down the sides of the black rectangle is text that reads "Presents/ A Lecture Series." Across the bottom the text reads "Friday, April 18. 8:00PM / Nikki Giovanni - Poet+Critic / Friday, April 25. 8:00PM / Julian Mayfield - of the film "Uptight"/ Admission Free /w Ticket. BA-29041."
Transcription Center Status:
Transcribed by digital volunteers
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Design  Search this
Graphic design  Search this
Literature  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
BAM (Black Arts Movement 1965-1976)
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture