The artwork created in the exhibit was created by UMD Graphic Design students. The printing was provided by our generous sponsor, The UMD VizLab. 50% or more of proceeds will go towards the Duluth NAACP. Bidding ends on Friday, February 21, 6:30pm at the Freedom Fund Dinner.
This exhibit is the outcome of UMD Assistant Professor Terresa Moses' assignment in which Moses asks her students to create pieces based on 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.
Bid on artwork at the auction site below.
Celebrate 100 years of the Duluth NAACP
The Duluth Branch of the NAACP is excited to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2020! Our annual Freedom Fund Dinner will be held on February 21st, at Clyde Iron and we invite you to be a part of it!
This year’s theme is, “The Life, The Work, the Fight: Black History in Duluth.” The evening will feature conversations that acknowledge the people -- past and present -- who have helped to make our history, celebrate our achievements, and build energy to continue our efforts.
The Freedom Fund Dinner is the primary annual fundraising and ceremonial event for NAACP branches across the country. Your support will assist us in funding the event and will ensure the support of our ongoing work toward securing the political, educational, social, and economic equality of all persons.
Over the past several years, our branch membership has more than tripled and we have numerous committees bringing our mission to the community. One exciting development is the growing engagement of our youth and young adults. Formed only a year ago the NAACP student chapter at UMD has hosted numerous events. Additionally, the Young Adult Committee has created opportunities for the involvement of young people with their quarterly Social Justice Socials.
There remains much work to be done and we’d like you to join us. Our future is bright, but it is not guaranteed.
Our work takes the commitment of community members and businesses to ensure this energy will continue. We hope you will join us by participating in the 2020 Freedom Fund Dinner.