This exhibit is the outcome of UMD Assistant Professor Terresa Hardaway’s assignment “The Movement Imprinted: Music of the Revolution,” in which Hardaway asks her students to create pieces based on a song about the African-American experience, and she specified that their design should emulate an African-American graphic designer. Along with the posters, the winning bid will also receive a designed booklet that details information about the song, musician, designer, and the student's progress.

How the Auction Works

Bids begin at $10 and go up in increments of $5. If you want to purchase a piece outright, you may do so for $200. Bids end on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 6:30PM at Clyde Iron. Recipients must pick up the poster at the Freedom Fund Dinner or arrange pick-up from UMD. Payments are made securely through PayPal's website.

Auction Gallery

These are all forty-four (44) pieces featured in the auction. To bid on one, scroll down to the auction list.

If there is a piece in the auction gallery that isn't below in the auction list, it has been sold.

Freedom Fund Poster Auction

Goddam by Erik Gruhlke 18 X 24 Poster
Ended at: 238 days 1 hour 41 minutes 38 seconds ago
$50.00 USD

This auction has been sold to zabetawright at $50.00 USD.

Goddam is a poster for the 1964 Nina Simone song, Mississippi Goddam, which was written in response to the killings in Mississippi in ‘63. I was inspired by her deep lyrics and her simple use of her voice and piano. Simone played often in clubs and diners in her early years which is where my inspiration for the background design and color, kind of going for a 60’s club style. Simone was simple, strong-minded, and straightforward and I can only hope this piece does her song justice.