New Thing Calendar Artboard, March '69
- This artboard features an African American man’s profile, alongside the poem ‘If We Must Die’ by Claude McKay, a key figure in the Harlem Renaissance. The poem speaks to a sense of self-assertion and the will to resist in order to protect a people’s freedom. The art appeared in a calendar produced by the New Thing Art & Architecture Center, a cultural center based in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington D.C. The Center’s mission aligns with both the content and the form of the calendar, as they sought to highlight a positive Afrocentric artistic culture in ordinary places.
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- Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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- ink on board
- 10 7/8 × 10 7/8 in. (27.7 × 27.7 cm)
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