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Free Skyhorse and Mohawk

ID Number: 11237
Maker: Rachael Romero; San Francisco Poster Brigade; Inkworks Press
Technique: offset
Date Made: Circa 1975
Place Made: North America: United States; California, San Francisco
Measurements: 57 cm x 44 cm; 22 7/16 in x 17 5/16 in
Main Subject: Political Prisoners; Native Americans; Viet Nam War Era
Materials: paper (fiber product); wrapped, corners
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
Paul Skyhorse Richard Mohawk Free Skyhorse & Richard Mohawk (AIM Activists Imprisoned Since '74 On False Charges) And All Political Prisoners For Information Call (415) 552-1475 Not For Sale Please Post Publicly San Francisco Poster Brigade InkWorks Labor Donated


Acquisition Number: 1990-065

Notes:
The San Francisco Poster Brigade was a group of artists that made protest posters in San Francisco and New York City from 1975-1981. In this period, they exhibited their posters internationally and organized political art shows.


Copyright Status:
Under copyright; used by CSPG for educational and research purposes only. Distribution or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners.


Exhibition Annotation:
PAUL SKYHORSE AND RICHARD MOHAWK In 1974, cabdriver George Aird was murdered in Ventura County, California. Two organizers with the American Indian Movement (AIM), Paul Skyhorse and Richard Mohawk were arrested and charged with first-degree murder. After a yearlong trial (and more than three years in the Ventura County Jail), the two were acquitted and released. It is believed that the FBI framed Skyhorse and Mohawk as part of the effort to discredit and destroy AIM.



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