Created by
Young Lords Party, American, founded 1969
Designed by
Unidentified
Date
ca. 1971
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 28 × 17 3/4 in. (71.1 × 45.1 cm)
Description
A Young Lords Party poster. The poster has a black background with white text and a graphic of four purple automatic rifles. Across the top center of the poster, white text reads: [Young Lords Party]. Below the text, the four purple automatic rifles are pictured in a vertical stack. The rifles are oriented horizontally and each rifle has text, in white, across the forestock reading [Health] on the top rifle, [Food] on the second, [Housing] on the third, and [Education] on the bottom. The word [Struggle] is featured in gray text on the magazine of each rifle. In the top right corner of the poster is a logo for the Young Lords Party. The logo is a circle with the Puerto Rican flag in the background and an automatic rifle at center. The letters [YLP] are across the bottom of the logo. The back of the poster is blank.
Place printed
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Cultural Place
Puerto Rico, United States, Caribbean, Latin America, North and Central America
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Movement
Young Lords Movement
Type
political posters
Topic
Activism
Communities
Design
Education
Graphic design
Health
Housing
Identity
Political organizations
Resistance
Social reform
U.S. History, 1969-2001
Urban life
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture purchased with funds provided by the Smithsonian Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center
Object number
2018.35.3
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd54abfe8b9-a9e2-45a2-915c-f5e70dd6e151

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