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"My Sole Concern Was to Get Home..."

"My Sole Concern Was to Get Home..."

"My Sole Concern Was to Get Home After a Hard Day's Work"
Woman's Building; Cheri Gaulke
Printed letterpress, circa 1988
Los Angeles, California
11" x 28"

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    My Sole Concern Was To Get Home After A Hard Day's Work.
    On December 1, 1955 Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama. From her act of defiance grew the Civil Rights Movement.

    "Lo unico que yo queria era llegar a casa despues de un arduo dia de trabajo."
    El dia primero de Diciembre de 1955, en Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa Parks se nego a cederle el assiento a un hombre blanco. Con este acto de desafio nacio el Movimento a favor de los Derechos Civiles. The Poster Project: Celebrating Women This poster is one in a series produced for buses and other public places. The project was made possible through the generous support of the California Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Atlantic Richfield Foundation, and the Woman's Building. The posters were produced by letterpress on a Vandercook 219P using the Woman's Building graphic studio.

    Two hundred copies were printed for public display, along with a signed imited edition on Arches cover paper.

    The Poster Project was directed by Cheri Gaulke, CAC artist-in-residence at the Woman's Building working with collaberating artists: Susan Gitlin Emmer, Sandra Golvin, Nancy Ann Jones, Vilma Mendillo, Marge Oderberg, Harriet Sherry Smith, Julie Santoro and Laura Stickney; with technical advice by Bonnie Thompson Norman; Spanish translation by J. Michael Walker. For information contact The Woman's Building, Los Angeles (213) 221-6161
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