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The Last Frame: Angela Davis, a Hammer, and a Beautiful ‘Stache

by Lauren Reese

FRAME 4A: Joseph Shapiro's 75th Birthday, Jan 9, 1979

Photo © MCA Chicago

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As we countdown to MCA 50, we continue our series of happy accidents found in the photo archives with frames 4, 5, and 6, all taken in the 1970s.


For Murals for the People, artist Mark Rogovin (pictured above) painted a mural that featured a portrait of activist Angela Davis. While Rogovin's inspiration wall in Frame 4 heavily features Davis, the continuation of her historical legacy, and visual representations of her, have also served as inspiration for our exhibition The Making of a Fugitive.