Wouldn't you go to jail if it would help end the war?

Accession Number ARTV10447
Collection type Art
Measurement Sheet: 63.4 x 77.2 cm
Object type Poster
Physical description silkscreen
Maker Kent, Corita
Clergy and Layman Concerned about Vietnam
Place made United States of America: California, Los Angeles County
Date made 1971
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975

Item copyright: Unlicensed copyright


Corita Kent was a Catholic nun in the Order of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in America. Kent is known for her colourful and confronting posters protesting America’s involvement in the Vietnam War.

In this poster Kent has quoted Daniel Ellsberg, a former strategic analyst for the Department of Defence during the Vietnam War. Ellsberg exposed the Pentagon Papers in 1971 to reveal America’s decision making in Vietnam, which were seen to prolong the War and increase causalities.

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