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“It is up to you.” Marian Wright Edelman poster

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Jun 5th, 2020. Artwork published in .
“It is up to you.” Marian Wright Edelman poster
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“A lot of people are waiting for Martin Luther King or Mahatma Gandhi to come back — but they are gone. We are it. It is up to us. It is up to you.” — Marian Wright Edelman, as quoted in Richards, The Art of Winning Commitment: 10 Ways Leaders Can Engage Minds, Hearts, And Spirits, 2004

This poster, designed by Gail Anderson for the Design Museum of Chicago’s Great Ideas of Humanity series, uses a typeface directly connected to Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin is Tré Seals’ interpretation of the wood type used for 1960s civil rights posters, including the Memphis Sanitation Strike of 1968, the site of King’s speech, “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop”.

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