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Guide to the Ben Morea and Aldo Tambellini Papers TAM 530

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

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Series II: Black Mask, 1966-1969

Scope and Content Note

This small series (1966-1969) includes fliers from the group's 1966 symbolic attempt to close the Museum of Modern Art, and a picture of the Black Mask group, selected poetry and essays, fliers from the 1967 "Levitate the Pentagon" anti-war demonstration, and a single issue of Ikon that includes pictures of the Black Mask group.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 30 Black Mask Circular "The Assault against the Black Community..."
Jun 23, 1967
Box: 1 Folder : 31 Black Mask in WIN magazine (photocopies)
Box: 1 Folder : 32 Flier: "For Immediate Release: ON Monday October 10 [1966] at 12:30pm we will close the Museum of Modern Art. This Symbolic action is taken at a time when America is on a path of total destruction, and signals the opening of another front in the worldwide struggle against suppression. We seek a total revolution, cultural as well as social and political---LET THE STRUGGLE BEGIN." Signed Black Mask.
Box: 1 Folder : 33 Flier "Museum Closed": recto, in oversize bold letters: MUSEUM CLOSED; verso: "A new spirit is rising. Like the street of Watts we burn with revolution. We assault your Gods--We sing of your death. Destroy the Museums--our struggle cannot be hung on walls. Let the past fall under the blows of revolt. The guerilla, the blacks, the men of the future, we are at your heels...[etc.]" Signed Black Mask: Ben Morea, Ron Hahne, Everett Shapiro.
Box: 1 Folder : 34 Ikon (#7 Jan-Feb 1969) includes picture of Black Mask Group
Box: 1 Folder : 35 Pentagon Demo fliers
Box: 1 Folder : 36 Selected Essays and Poetry, some by Black Mask
Box: 1 Folder : 37 "Whirlpool" [flier]
Box: 1 Folder : 38 Your Government Has Fallen (Flier issued by Black Mask)

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