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George 8x Stewart Poster Young Black Woman with Poor People's Campaign 1968 Button Civil Rights Artist

George 8x Stewart an African American Muslim artist who spent the majority of his time in Washington DC. He was arrested and placed in prison for  drugs, his addiction forced him to spend many years of his life incarcerated and not treated, a all too common practice of the United States! 

After his release he devoted his attentions to drawing, which he learned he had a natural talent for while in prison, very fortunate he did see his potential and self worth, his art of realism and protest subject has made a body of work that is impressive and inspirational as well as a piece of American History. 
His subject was mostly protest figures and role models for the time as well as himself, his art is a reflection of the times and of a journey many African Americans took as times were changing but not always for the better. Oppression and persecution of many young men and women was a horror that many people dont want to remember. 

In this next group of postings, I have had a great opportunity to work with my client who recently acquired, preserved is a better adjective given the subject matter, posts of George 8x Stewart. I will be posting in a block the posters available by this amazing and culturally important artist of the late 60s-early 70's DC Political Climate.

Title: Untitled Young Black Woman with Poor People's Campaign 1968 Button 
Signed in plate on lower right and dated 1968. Printed on heavy paper 
Dated on lower left 1971 with reply address of E. B. Wash Art Gallery 3220 Georgia Ave. NW Washington DC 20010 credited to Mrs Isabelle Stewart on lower right margin.

A young African American Woman with a Poor People's Campaign 1968 button. "The Poor People's Campaign, or Poor People's March on Washington, was a 1968 effort to gain economic justice for poor people in the United States. It was organized by Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference(SCLC), and carried out under the leadership of Ralph Abernathy in the wake of King's assassination in April 1968."
"The Poor People's Campaign was motivated by a desire for economic justice: the idea that all people should have what they need to live. King and the SCLC shifted their focus to these issues after observing that gains in civil rights had not improved the material conditions of life for many African Americans. The Poor People's Campaign was a multiracial effort—including African Americans, European Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans—aimed at alleviating poverty regardless of race."

Again George 8x Stewart shows his pride, strength in support and need for an end to poverty, basic human rights and the racist climate in America. 

Size: 19 x 25 inches
Condition: small edge tear on left and toped has a small bump and minor tear at edge. All else is sin very great condition. 

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