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

Mighty Mighty by Danielle Kohlwey 18 X 24 Poster
Ended at: 176 days 19 hours 3 minutes 57 seconds ago
$35.00 USD

This auction has been sold to duluthmaria at $35.00 USD.

Mighty Mighty was inspired by the song Mighty Mighty by Earth Wind & Fire as well as by the designer Dorothy Hayes. The chorus of the song, we are people, of the mighty; Mighty people of the sun, was what really inspired my design. I created a scene that portrays a sense of grooviness by using bright colors and creating my own type. I believe the type feels groovy just as the song feels.