Poster for voting rights featuring Muhammad Ali

Created by
Voter Education Project, American, 1962 - 1968
Subject of
Ali, Muhammad, American, 1942 - 2016
Date
1960s
On View
Community/Third Floor, 3 050
Museum MapsObjects in this Location
Exhibition
Making a Way Out of No Way
Medium
printing ink and ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 22 3/4 × 15 1/2 in. (57.8 × 39.4 cm)
Description
This poster features a prominent photographed of Muhammad Ali at its center. Above and below the portrait are three lines of very large lettering which read: [IT'S YOUR FIRGHT / VOTE / IT'S THE GREATEST EQUALIZER]. Beneath the third line of text are two lines of hand written lettering in capitalized green letters which read: [Hampton Voter Registration / Place: Mercury Mall Date: Sept. 25 12:00-5:00 pm]. Beneath the hand written text is a smaller line of printed black text which reads: [The Voter Education Project, 52 Fairlie St. N.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30303 (404) 522-7495]. The poster is creased in a regular pattern that suggests it was once stored in a rolled position; the top third section of the poster's verso is browned darker than the bottom two-thirds.
Place used
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Type
political posters
Topic
Athletes
Boxing
Politics
Sports
Suffrage
U.S. History, 1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.63.42
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5fd3056f7-6372-47ca-a0e2-fd09a2626abd
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