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Poster using the three colors of the Pan-African flag, showing portrait omage of Dr. Barry Gaither, Curator for the Museumof the National Center of African American Artists. May 4, 1970 was the date of the Kent State University campus shootings, where 4 anti-war protestors were shot and killed by the Ohio National Guard. RISD, as well as campuses across the U.S., shut down as students went on strike in protest of the Kent State killings. It is likely that the May 5 lecture was canceled and rescheduled for the fall [see October 20, 1970 poster for same lecture].
Text reads: Lecture: DIRECTIONS IN THE WORK OF BLACK AMERICAN ARTISTS by Barry Gaither, Curator, Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists. Tuesday, May 5, 1970 8 p.m. Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Memorial Hall, Entrance through the museum.
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Art Education | Race and Ethnicity
Gaither, Barry; Burns, Maurice; and Archives, RISD, "Directions in the Work of Black American Artists | Barry Gaither" (1970). Racial Justice. 22.