Poster of the Week – Celebrate May Day!

Updated: Jul 14

Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of the 1971 May Day Protests, a series of actions protesting the Viet Nam War that took place in Washington, D.C., between May 1–7. Large-scale civil disobedience began on May 3, and between 12,000 and 15,000 were arrested over the next few days. It is still the largest mass arrest in U.S. history.

The poster features Sitting Bull (c. 1831-1890), a Teton Dakota Native American chief and holy man who united the Lakota tribes of the American Great Plains against the white settlers trying to take their tribal land. He successfully resisted many years of efforts to destroy him and the Lakota people. In 1890, Sitting Bull was killed by Indian Police at 6 a.m., at the Standing Rock reserva