Image for Revolutionary
Created by
Jarrell, Wadsworth Aikens Sr., American, born 1929
Subject of
Davis, Angela, American, born 1944
printing ink on paper
H x W: 31 x 37 1/2 in. (78.7 x 95.3 cm)
screen prints
Place made
Howard University, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
This print depicts Angela Davis, a major figure in the fight for civil rights, in a state of impassioned speech. Davis' face and figure is formed out of strings of brilliantly colored letters, some of which form words. These letters are generated from a central point and radiate outward. The multiple colors and shading of these letters create the planes and contours that make up Davis' face, hair, and upper torso. Viewed from below, she is a monumental figure, head thrust forward, with open mouth. Her right hand, holding a microphone or walkie-talkie, is held up near her mouth. She wears a pink jacket that fastens along the left side. The jacket hem is edged by a red cartridge bandolier.
African American
Civil rights
Local and regional
Politics (Practical)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© Wadsworth Jarrell
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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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