Project: The Movement

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The Movement: Civil Rights Inspired Designs

Civil rights activists recognized the importance of tying socially conscious design into their publicity efforts. They pushed to create visual elements that aligned with their message of promoting social change. 

The designs pay homage to those civil rights leaders and activists who were brave enough to shed light on destructive behavior.


Proceeds: 5% of sales goes to The Center for Civil and Human Rights

 
 
 

THE  MEMPHIS  SANITATION
WORKER'S  STRIKE

In 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee, the labor movement and the civil rights movement came together in a monumental struggle for human and public employee rights. On Feb. 11, over 1,300 sanitation workers — nearly all were African American — went on strike demanding … Read more »

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Resources:
 
Digital Library: I AM A MAN
digital.library.wayne.edu/iamaman

Graphic Design & the U.S. Civil Rights Movement
howdesign.com/editors-picks/graphic-design-martin-luther-king-civil-rights