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

Like a King by Kacia Hagen 18 X 24 Poster
Ended at: 238 days 1 hour 35 minutes 32 seconds ago
$30.00 USD

This auction has been sold to flotwood at $30.00 USD.

In 1991, taxi driver Rodney King was brutally beaten by 4 LAPD officers. Three years later, Ben Harper wrote the song Like a King, where he sings about how Rodney King was beaten and the video that was captured in which it was broadcasted on national television. In the chours, he repeats the names of Rodney King and Dr. King in reference to Martin Luther King Jr. I was inspired by Eddie Opara’s digital artwork, “Untitled,” who focuses on bright colors and geometrical shapes.