Beautiful and politically invigorating (qualities we could certainly use more of at this particular point in history), just out is Celebrate People’s History: The Poster Book of Resistance and Revolution, by Josh MacPhee of the rabble-rousing arts collective Just Seeds (justseeds.org), with a foreword by Rebecca Solnit (the author of many books including A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster).
The process of compiling the posters — each designed specifically for the book — involved a wide variety of activists (not all artists), each of whom was asked to submit a poster commemorating a moment of import in the people’s history. Don’t assume the images and information will already be familiar to you as a Leftist. Take a look at the sample of posters (go to www.feministpress.org/books/celebrate-peoples-history and click on “click to view excerpt”). Learn, enjoy, and buy the book.
On Thursday, December 2, at 7 pm, all are invited to celebrate Celebrate People’s History with Josh MacPhee and other rads represented in the book, Bluestockings Bookstore, 172 Allen Street between Stanton and Rivington, Manhattan, 212.777.6028, bluestockings.com.
For more information about Celebrate People’s History: The Poster Book of Resistance and Revolution, go to <www.feministpress.org/books/celebrate-peoples-history>.