“United States of Attica”

"The United States of Attica (1972), was the most widely distributed Ringgold political poster of the 1970s. This poster was dedicated to the men who died in 1971 at Attica prison for demonstrating against the deplorable conditions. This red, black and green poster depicts a map of the United States. The dates and other details of infamous acts of violence that occurred are posted within each state – such as race riots, witch-hunts, presidential assassinations, lynching’s and Indian wars. Around the periphery of the map is a statistical history of the dead, wounded and missing in American wars starting with the 1776 Revolutionary War and ending at the Vietnam War. An appeal for people to add their own updated information was put on the poster."—https://www.faithringgold.com/portfolio/united-states-of-attica/