Lincoln Cushing - Agitate! Educate! Organize!

All Kansas City Public Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, and will remain closed all day Thursday, November 27, for Thanksgiving.

Just in time for Labor Day, archivist and author Lincoln Cushing explores the history and rich graphic tradition of classic American labor posters and organized labor’s impact on American life.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Classic American labor posters were created with the dual purpose of entertaining and informing.

Now, just in time for Labor Day, Lincoln Cushing, co-author of Agitate! Educate! Organize!, shares the history and rich graphic tradition of labor posters, in the process revealing much about the experiences of working people in the U.S.

Born in Cuba, Cushing is a librarian, archivist, author and lecturer. Among his books is Revolución!: Cuban Poster Art. Co-sponsored by the Institute for Labor Studies at UMKC.

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