The Wall of Respect: Public Art and Black Liberation in 1960s Chicago.

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Alkalimat, Abdul, Romi Crawford and Rebecca Zorach, eds. The Wall of Respect: Public Art and Black Liberation in 1960s Chicago. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2017, pp.376, ISBN 9780810135932.

This book is an illustrated history of a lost Chicago monument, The Wall of Respect, a revolutionary mural created by fourteen members of the Organization of Black American Culture on the south side of Chicago in 1967. This book gathers historic essays, poetry, and previously unpublished primary documents from the movement's founders that provide a visual guide to the work's creation and evolution. The Wall of Respect received national critical acclaim when it was unveiled on the side of a building at...

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