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Andrea Pippins, American  Search this
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United States, North and Central America
Digital pdf file offered by Andrea Pippins, based on her original hand-drawn sketch titled "What Can I Do?" (2018.51.2). The illustration appears in black on a white background. The sketch consists of suggestions for how a person can become involved in social justice done in different types of hand-lettering surrounded by illustrations. Along the top is [equality!] , an illustration of a voting box with an arrow pointing to the slot, [serve] with a palm-up hand next to it, [Make art not war] in script. Along the left side is an illustration of a peace sign on a protest placard, [PEACE] and [ENOUGH!] in a circle, followed by [USE YOU VOICE] in large block letters, an illustration of a hand making the peace sign gesture, [freedom] in large script and [KNOW THE FACTS] in block letters within a bubble cloud. In the center is an illustration of a television with [STOP WATCHING THE NW], an illustrated power fist, a speech bubble with [what can I DO?], [protest] and a drawing a piece of paper and a pencil with [WRITE A / write a / letter to / your local / civil leaders]. At the right side is [BE EMPATHETIC], [vote] wiht an equals symbol, [BOYCOTT] in large block letters above an illustrated dollar sign, [SPEAKOUT] in a speech bubble coming from an illustrated mouth, [DESIGN POSTERS] in large bubble letters, and [SAY IT LOUD] on an illustrated protest placard. All of the illustrations are oriented horizontally except for along the right edge, which has illustrations of prayer hands, an angel wing, and a figure in meditative stance with the words [MEDITATE] and [pray] oriented vertically.
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Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Andrea Pippins
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