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

Brown Girl Blues by Maria Eischens
Ended at: 238 days 1 hour 10 minutes 33 seconds ago
$10.00 USD

This auction has been sold to big_ern at $10.00 USD.

Brown Girl Blues is inspired by the song "Brown Girl Blues" by Princess Nokia. This song talks about a deceptive government and how people have freedom, but are not free. I created a large hand overshadowing a crowd of people to represent this meaning. I stayed with a basic color scheme inspired by my designer Charles Dawson. Dawson also uses the technique as seen in the background of my piece. The blue color scheme represents the "blues" in the title and also represents the oppression Nokia mentions in her song.