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Cavalcade of the American negro
Cavalcade of the American negro
Resource Typeimage
TitleCavalcade of the American negro
Coverage / Yearc. 1935 to 1939
DescriptionPoster, color, 56 x 36 cm.
InterpretationWorks Progress Administration/ Federal Arts Project posters like this were used to promote the work of the Federal Writers Project and were generally adapted from the cover art of the book advertised. This strong image contains elements (the upraised fist and broken chain) that presage the "black power" posters of the late 1960's. For more information on the WPA/FAP see image: Holger Cahill.
Lesson Plans / ThemesUnderstanding civilizations through art;
Learning Standards16 History; 25-27 Fine Arts;
Author or CreatorSara, Cleo [artist]
SourcePosters of the WPA by Christopher DeNoon, ISBN 0-295-96543-6, 175 p., 1987 (p.141)
Subject / KeywordsUnited States. Works Progress Administration; Federal Arts Project; Federal aid to the arts--United States; WPA; Posters, American--20th century
Collection PublisherIllinois State Library;
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