Just Yesterday Mobile Phone Poster-WAM Shop-Weisman Art Museum-Weisman Art Museum

Just Yesterday Mobile Phone Poster

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10" x 6.5" Poster printed on high quality archival paper. PRE-ORDER AT THIS TIME. We will notify you when they are available to ship. 


The Just Yesterday series uses iconic pop culture references to put systemic injustices from our recent past into context — injustices that continue to oppress communities of color to this day. 
MOBILE PHONES WERE INVENTED BEFORE AMERICA ENDED SEGREGATION 
Limited run sold exclusively by the WAM Shop

 

While the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ended segregation across the U.S., the technology behind today’s mobile phones was invented long before that. In fact, in 1946, Bell Labs made history when it created the first working mobile phone service operating in St. Louis, Missouri — a segregated city and state. The Civil Rights Act was signed into law on July 2, 1964, by President Lyndon B. Johnson. Nearly 20 years after people were making actual calls on mobile phones. 

Artists: Mike Gaines, Maggie Williams 

Printed by: Kid Icarus 

Learn more at justyesterday.org 

#JustYesterday

Proceeds support programs at the Weisman Art Museum. 


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