August 5, 2013
"During the two months she was on the run, head shops did a brisk business selling reprints of the ‘Wanted’ poster that graced the walls of post offices across the United States; by some accounts, Angela’s ‘Wanted’ poster, with its appeal to call the FBI director personally at National 8-7117, was a better seller than hash pipes." On Angela Davis’s transformation into a revolutionary icon: "Trailing Angela Davis, from FBI Flyers to ‘Radical Chic’ Art,” via the always fascinating Collectors Weekly.
This piece has social justice, radical history, feminism, design, AND ARCHIVAL PRACTICES covered in it all at once. And it is the best. And you NEED to read it. 

"During the two months she was on the run, head shops did a brisk business selling reprints of the ‘Wanted’ poster that graced the walls of post offices across the United States; by some accounts, Angela’s ‘Wanted’ poster, with its appeal to call the FBI director personally at National 8-7117, was a better seller than hash pipes." On Angela Davis’s transformation into a revolutionary icon: "Trailing Angela Davis, from FBI Flyers to ‘Radical Chic’ Art,” via the always fascinating Collectors Weekly.

This piece has social justice, radical history, feminism, design, AND ARCHIVAL PRACTICES covered in it all at once. And it is the best. And you NEED to read it. 

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