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Stand Up for the Freedom of Democrats, MFDP

Stand Up for the Freedom of Democrats, MFDP

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Description
This object is a print silkscreened in white, gray, and black on cream-colored textured paper. The graphic depicts an abstracted view of a protest march in white, gray, and black, with the leader of the march carrying a sign that reads "stand up for the Freedom Democrats." The letters MFDP, for Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, appear in the lower right area of the graphic. The Freedom Democrats, or the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party as they were also called, were a small but active civil rights-based political body that existed from 1964 till about 1967 to encourage voter registration and overall political participation of African Americans and alter the vote of what had been the all-white Mississippi Democratic Party.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
print
poster
date made
circa 1964-1967
1964-1967
1964 circa
referenced
Freedom Democratic Party of Mississippi
maker
Freedom Democratic Party of Mississippi
referenced
United States: Mississippi
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
white; gray; black (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 23 in x 35 in; 58.42 cm x 88.9 cm
ID Number
2018.0124.03
catalog number
2018.0124.01
accession number
2018.0124
Credit Line
Smithsonian
subject
Civil Rights Movement
African American History
Segregation
Voting Rights
Protest march
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Political and Military History: Political History, Reform Movements Collection
Princeton Posters
Government, Politics, and Reform
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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