Black History Month

By Elliot Jackson, IB Visual Arts, year one, 31 October 2016

For my piece I decided it would be best to do a screen print. I found the iconic image of Olive Morris (an active member of the Brixton Black Panther Movement in the UK) with a megaphone which I thought would be perfect for my poster. I wanted the megaphone to represent a less violent ‘weapon’ in contrast to the guns that Emory Douglas, who made posters for the Black Panther Movement, regularly incorporated into his pieces. The megaphone represents that women have a voice that needs to be heard, it is a symbol of power. A voice can be the most inspirational and powerful weapon in order to spark change in society and in this case both feminist and racial equality!