中国共产党中央委员会主席毛泽东同志支持美国黑人抗暴斗争的声明 (一九六八年四月十六日) ; 美国黑人抗暴斗争形势简图
An unusual Chinese-language propaganda broadside and map issued in April 1968, in which Mao Zedong spins the race riots that erupted after the assassination of Martin Luther King as 'a component part of the contemporary world revolution'. This broadside features a statement by Mao Zedong printed in red Chinese characters at the top, arguing that the killing of King was an act of counter-revolutionary violence, and aligning the violent reaction with the class struggle against capitalism and imperialism ... The associated map highlights the sites of more than four dozen race riots, each represented by a symbol of a torch ... Six text balloons provide details of the violence in Kansas City, Memphis, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Chicago, and Pittsburgh.
|Author / Creator||Unknown|
|Format||1 poster : color ; 39 x 27 cm|
|HKBU Library collection||Propaganda Art Collection|
|Keyword(s)||Anti-Americanism Mao Zedong race riots|
|Library record||View the record in HKBU library catalogue|
Cite this image as: "中国共产党中央委员会主席毛泽东同志支持美国黑人抗暴斗争的声明 (一九六八年四月十六日) ; 美国黑人抗暴斗争形势简图", in Hong Kong Baptist University Library Art Collections, accessed 01/12/2323, https://bcc.lib.hkbu.edu.hk/artcollection/k27-263.