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

Strange Fruit by Kalley Hintermeyer 18 X 24 Poster
Ended at: 238 days 2 hours 39 minutes 35 seconds ago
$75.00 USD

This auction has been sold to pepper1309 at $75.00 USD.

Strange Fruit, a powerful and meaningful song sung by Billie Holiday is what I based my poster off of. The design was inspired by the designer, Emory Douglas who is known for working with the Black Panthers. Douglas always incorporated thick lines, tan shades with one pop of color. Which I chose red to represent the lives that each branch took. Strange Fruit is all about the gruesome truths about lynching in the south, and how the trees bear strange fruit. I was inspired by that and depicted a mother, wearing strange fruit, holding a child with the history behind her of the gruesome deaths.