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Rosa Parks collection
Sep 15, 2014
Library of Congress to house Rosa Parks collection

Black Film Center Archive
Aug 18, 2014
Co-founder of the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame makes donation

LC Gets Oral History Archive
Jul 3, 2014
The HistoryMakers archive of African American interviews

Amos Kennedy exhibit
Apr 23, 2014
One Night Stand: Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. Poster Show

Gwendolyn Brooks Event
Feb 27, 2014
Celebrate the Poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks on April 24th

Amos Kennedy exhibit

Apr 23, 2014

Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr., letterpress printer and book artist, will be exhibiting his work at the Urbana [co][lab], 206 W. Main St., on Friday, April 25th, at 7 pm. His work features witty and often confrontational slogans that suit his bold and unabashed style of letterpress printing. Prints will be available for sale and Amos will be signing his work at the event.
 

Kennedy has recently completed a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund a printing plant in Detroit, relocating from his old print shop in Georgia, to become a fellow midwesterner. The show and signing is not to be missed!


The Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. Collection in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign contains artists' books, postcards, and posters. Through his strong graphics and bold typography, Kennedy addresses passionately issues of race, freedom, and equality, often incorporating proverbs and tales of the Kuba and Yoruba people of Africa, as well as the work of African-American poets such as Paul Laurence Dunbar.


Click here for digital images from the Rare Book & Manuscript Library Amos Kennedy Collection.