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Designed by:
Kool Lance, American  Search this
Distributed by:
Nubian Productions, American  Search this
Subject of:
Afrika Bambaataa, American, born 1957  Search this
The Cold Crush Brothers, American, founded 1978  Search this
DJ Charlie Chase, American, born 1959  Search this
Angelo T. King, American, born 1959  Search this
DJ Kool Herc, Jamaican American, born 1955  Search this
DJ Jazzy Jay, American, born 1961  Search this
Soul Power 82, American  Search this
Kool DJ Red Alert, American, born 1956  Search this
Soulsonic Force, American, founded 1980  Search this
Cosmic Force, American  Search this
Jazzy Five, American  Search this
Grandmaster Flash, American, born 1958  Search this
Furious Five, American, 1978 - 1989  Search this
Kool DJ AJ, American, died 2015  Search this
Busy Bee Starski, American, born 1962  Search this
Fantastic Five, American, 1979 - 1994  Search this
DJ Breakout, American  Search this
Funky 4 + 1, American, 1977 - 1983  Search this
Treacherous Three, American, 1978 - 1985  Search this
Double Trouble, American  Search this
Afrika Islam, American, born 1967  Search this
Billy Boy, American  Search this
Mark V, American  Search this
The Just Four, American  Search this
Grand Mixer DXT, American  Search this
Infinity 4, American  Search this
Elijah Muhammad, American, 1897 - 1975  Search this
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., American, 1929 - 1968  Search this
Malcolm X, American, 1925 - 1965  Search this
Clarence 13X, American, 1928 - 1969  Search this
Black Panther Party, American, 1966 - 1982  Search this
Stokely Carmichael, Trinidadian American, 1941 - 1998  Search this
Frederick Douglass, American, 1818 - 1895  Search this
Marcus Garvey, Jamaican, 1887 - 1940  Search this
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909  Search this
Bronx River Houses, American, founded 1951  Search this
Printed by:
Unidentified  Search this
ink on paper (fiber product)
H x W: 8 3/8 × 6 3/8 in. (21.3 × 16.2 cm)
fliers (printed matter)
Place used:
Bronx, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
February 25, 1982
A flier for the “Black History Month Annual Cultural Freebee Jam” designed by Kool Lance. The flier is in portrait orientation and printed on off-white paper and has black and white text in varying fonts and sizes and black graphics with a black border. The flier is dominated by an elongated, black, hexagonal graphic with two stepped black bands below. The graphic is overlayed with white text and a small, white, rectangular banner near the top, highlighting the act Soul Power 82 in black text and emphasized with arrow graphics. The centered black text at the top of the flier reads [nUBian PrODUCTiOns & / AFRIKA[small text inserted above] BamBaaTaa PresenTs / BLack HisTory monTH / annual cuLTuraL FreeBee jam / Guarantee[sic] to perform].
Below is the hexagonal graphic with centered white text that reads [coLD Crush Brothers charLie chase / Tony Tone coLd crush 4 kool Herc / jazzy jay / soul power[right oriented arrow] 82 [left oriented arrow] red alert / afrika Bambaataa / soul sonic & cosmic Force jazzy 5 / Grand master[sic] Flash Furious Lovers / Kool dj aj & Busy Bee starski / Grand wizard Theodor[sic] Fantastic 5 / Breakout & Funky 4 Trecherous[sic] 3 / Double Trouble solo sounds whiz kid / afrika islam Billy Boy & Mark V / The just 4 & DST & infinity 4]. Below the rectangular graphic is centered black text that reads [you may never see another line up / like this again, not for free anyway! / Thurs. Feb 25, 1982 / 5 UNTIL 12 / Donation free (just come in peace) / (respect your black selves) / Bronx river center 1619 e 174 st. / remember your Black History Giants / Elijah Muhammad / martin L. king, malcolm x, / clarence 13x / Black Panthers, Stokley[sic] carmichael / Fredrick[sic] Douglas[sic] / marcus Garvey, naacp, / and the great black history of africa / and the world].
Narrow triangular graphics extend from the top of the large rectangular graphic with the words [FUNK] printed in small text above the left triangle and the word [BLUES] printed above the right triangle. Two set of perpendicularly crossed arrows extend from the center left and right edges of the frame. The word [SOUL] is printed above the horizontally oriented arrow on the left, and the word [DISCO] is printed above the horizontally oriented arrow on the right. Mirror images of freeform geometric shapes below the crossed arrow sets also have small text printed around their edges: [ROCK] on the left, and [CALYPSO] and [JAZZ] on the right. Just below the large rectangular graphic is more small text that reads [LATIN]. Two elongated arrows in horizontal orientations extend from the freeform geometric shapes, just below the venue address, and point to small text at the center that reads [(BRONX RIVER HOUSES)]. Printed above the ends of the arrows is small text that reads [HIP HOP] on the far left and [REGGAY[sic]] on the far right. The flier designer’s name is printed in small black text in the right corner of the frame, [KOOL LANCE]. The back of the flier has no text or inscriptions.
Transcription Center Status:
Transcribed by digital volunteers
African American  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Design  Search this
DJs (Musicians)  Search this
Graphic design  Search this
Hip-hop (Music)  Search this
Nightlife  Search this
Rappers (Musicians)  Search this
United States History  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
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Black Power (Black Pride)
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture