Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
A poster advertising the documentary film No Vietnamese Ever Called Me Nigger as available for rent by the National Student Association. The film chronicled the 1967 Harlem Fall Mobilization March. One side of the poster features a design by Milton Glaser. The design has a bright orange-red background and features a black-and-white photographic image of a child wearing a straw hat, holding a large piece of watermelon. The image has been torn in two and separated to reveal a larger, two-tone partially abstract image of a boy against a yellow rectangular background. At bottom left corner of the watermelon image is [MILTON GLASER], at bottom right corner of the image is [COPYRIGHT, 1903, BY M/ TOOBIN]. Below the images is [First Prize Mannheim Film Festival] and then, in larger print, [A Film by David Loeb Weiss / Produced by Paradigm Films]. The other side of the poster is black-and-white and features a photocollage of film stills at the center, as well as quotes from the film and reviews, and booking information.
Objects depicting racist and/or stereotypical imagery or language may be offensive and disturbing, but the NMAAHC aims to include them in the Collection to present and preserve the historical context in which they were created and used. Objects of this type provide an important historical record from which to study and evaluate racism.