Inspired by multiethnic, multiracial, intersectional activism of the Poor People’s Campaign in 1968, which brought over 50,000 protesters to D.C. to demand an end to poverty, librarians and artists at the DC Public Library have created a portfolio of prints exploring the urgent issues of 1968 and 2018 from a local perspective.
A comic book-style black and white scene of a factory or oil refinery belching out a cloud of smoke. A pile of trash sits in front. In the foreground, a person has converted into a skeleton as they sign a large contract. A rainbow roll gradient colors the foreground and part of the smokey sky. The contract is signed by “Low Income Resident.” Poster is signed by Justin Poppe, 2018.