Poster for voting rights featuring Muhammad Ali

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2 images
Created by
Voter Education Project, American, 1962 - 1968
Subject of
Ali, Muhammad, American, 1942 - 2016
Medium
printing ink and ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 22 3/4 × 15 1/2 in. (57.8 × 39.4 cm)
Type
political posters
Place used
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Date
1960s
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.
Topic
African American
Athletes
Boxing
Politics (Practical)
Suffrage
United States--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
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Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition
Making a Way Out of No Way
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 050
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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