Save Our Sister Day
Maker: Rupert García; L.A. Committee to Free Angela; Peace Press
Technique: photocopy of offset original
Date Made: 1972
Place Made: United States: California
Measurements: 57 cm x 39 cm; 22 7/16 in x 15 3/8 in
Main Subject: Political Prisoners; Women; African Americans; Viet Nam War Era
Materials: paper (fiber product); wrapped, hinged
Save Our Sister Day Saturday, January 29, 1972 Millions of signatures, and thousands of dollars are needed to Free Angela Davis Buy tags & sign petitions at your local business Please contact the L.A. Committee To Free Angela at 235-2101 [text in background headlines:] Unity Angela: sorrow, renewed Teachers demand Angela
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Based on a Rupert García silkscreen
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Angela Davis (b. 1944) is an activist, author, scholar, and teacher. She emerged as a nationally prominent activist in the 1960s, when she was associated with the Communist Party USA, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Black Panther Party. In 1969 she became acting assistant professor in the philosophy department at UCLA but was fired in 1970 for her political views. She is now Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Davis was a well-known dissident in the 1960s, but after being placed on the “FBI Most Wanted List,” and spending 18 months in jail on charges of being an accomplice to conspiracy, kidnapping and homicide, she became a cause célèbre. During her incarceration and trial, Free Angela Davis posters were produced throughout the U.S. and internationally, including Amsterdam, London, Paris, Havana and Moscow. She was tried and subsequently acquitted of all charges. In 1971, Rupert García produced a colorful silkscreen poster, featuring Angela Davis’ iconic Afro hair style. Her face was so familiar at the time, that her name didn’t even appear, only the words, in Spanish, Libertad Para Los Prisoneros Politicas (Freedom for Political Prisoners). Without asking García’s permission, the L.A. Committee to Free Angela incorporated his rendering of Davis into this black and white poster.