Poster advocating opposition to the Supreme Court's Bakke Decision

Distributed by
Medical Committee for Human Rights, American, founded 1964
Subject of
Meredith, James, American, born 1933
Black Panther Party, American, 1966 - 1982
Students for a Democratic Society, American, 1960 - 1969
Date
ca. 1978
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 22 × 14 in. (55.9 × 35.6 cm)
Description
A poster, dark ink on tan paper, advocating opposition to the Supreme Court's decision in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke (1978). A figure in a coat holds right fist aloft, surrounded by text. Text reads [10 YEARS OF STRUGGLE / IS UN-DER ATTACK. WHAT WAS / WON BY JAMES MEREDITH AT THE U. OF MISS.; ARMED BLACK STUDENTS AT / THE COR-NELL ADMINISTRATION / BUILDING; 3RD WORLD STUDENTS AT / SAN FRAN-CISCO STATE; STUDENTS / FIGHTING FOR OPEN ADMISSIONS AT CCNY; / THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY & S.D.S.~ / IS BEING / THREATENED! / WE MUST DEFEND OPEN ADMISSIONS, / BI-LINGUAL / PROGRAMS / AFFIRMA- / TIVE ACTION! / WE MUST ORGANIZE TO / OPPOSE THE / BAKKE DECISION.] Small print at the bottom of the poster reads [This poster was designed & distributed by Lawyers for the People, Medical Committee for Human Rights, & others to help organize the movement against the Bakke Decision. More material, write: Drawer L, Inwood Station, N.Y.C., N.Y. 10034]. A small mark on the poster subject's left shoulder reads [FLD79]. On back at top left is [M24721-6].
Place printed
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Movement
African American - Latinx Solidarity
Type
political posters
Topic
Activism
Education
Justice
Law
U.S. History, 1969-2001
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.46.12
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5baa2a491-34f1-415e-b655-5814dbe4f4d6
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