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On Strike

ID Number: 42165
Maker: Mississippi Freedom Labor Union
Technique: silkscreen
Date Made: circa 1965
Place Made: United States: California, Venice
Measurements: 89.2 cm x 57 cm; 35 1/8 in x 22 7/16 in
Main Subject: Labor; African Americans
Materials: paper (fiber product)
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
On Strike MFLU Mississippi Freedom Labor Union

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Silkscreen version of Lithograph (ID 138). Earl Newman Silkcreen (ID 42166) on verso. In an effort to organize African American sharecroppers in Mississippi, the Mississippi Freedom Labor Union (MFLU) was formed by the Delta Ministry of the National Council of Churches, the Freedom Democratic Party, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and others from the Civil Rights Movement. Inspired by the success of the striking farm workers in California, sharecroppers organized a strike on some plantations in 1965-1966. The union did not win the strike and dissolved.. **5/10/18: Earl Newman wrote to CW that the MFLU drawing is NOT by Earl.

Production Notes: This poster was one of a pair by the same artist. The companion piece featured a woman.

Copyright Status:
Probably public domain.

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