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WRT 205 - Artists and Activists: Artivism


Thanks to Ann Skiold and Patrick Williams for creating the Art as Resistance and Writing in the Arts guides that I drew from when creating this guide.

Artivism Starting Points

Selected Wikipedia Pages  (these are great starting points to identify artists who use their work to fight for social change!)


Protest Art

Political Art (Categories)

SU Database Collections

Student Activism

Primary resources documenting a great range of students’ activities, including protest, political actions, and equal-rights advocacy from the 20th and early 21st century United States. Materials including newsletters, campaign materials, protest literature, and other materials.

Black Life in America

News content from U.S. and global news sources, including African American publications, covering topics such as voting rights, voter suppression and disenfranchisement, segregation and civil rights, prejudice, discrimination, activism and protest movements.

Independent Voices

Open access alternative press and underground newspapers, magazines and journals from the 1960s to 1980s, including feminist, LGBT, minority, campus, community, GI, right-wing, and small literary presses.