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“Indigenous Peoples” Poster Exhibit to be held at the Fiske Library

By Grace Allen
A collection of posters depicting indigenous peoples will be on display at the Fiske Library during the month of August. The exhibit includes posters about Native Americans as well as indigenous peoples in other countries.
The twenty-five posters in the exhibit challenge people to think about the immigration issues of today. August 9 is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.
The posters belong to Stephen Lewis, a long-time activist and collector. Lewis has over 9,000 posters on various topics, accumulated during thirty-plus years of travel.
“Many people are very fortunate that their ancestors came to the United States years ago,” said Lewis. “Had they tried to emigrate here now, they would most likely be turned away.”
Posters are considered an easily accessible art form and a way to communicate ideas and educate the public or inspire action. Through the use of graphic art as well as words, posters convey ideas and messages in just seconds, unlike many other mediums.
Lewis has exhibited his collections in exhibits state-wide. He has presented at the National Council on Public History and has appeared on public television programs. For more information, contact him at [email protected]
The “Indigenous Peoples” exhibit is made possible by a grant from the Wrentham Cultural Council.