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

Is It Because I'm Black? by Kristin Hankin 18 X 24 Poster
Ended at: 86 days 4 hours 35 minutes 36 seconds ago
$15.00 USD

This auction has been sold to sgbeintor at $15.00 USD.

The inspiration for my poster is the song ‘Is it because I’m black?’ by Syl Johnson, which is a powerful song about how the differences of the color of skin could determine their success. I continued this idea and was inspired by the designer Emmett McBain who used type and colors to express deeper meaning. I continued this by using different shades of skin tones in the letters that spell ‘Black’ to emphasize the differences of skin colors.