A Paper Monument to the 1892 General Strike
Last weekend, the Paper Monuments team along with some amazing volunteers, wheatpasted up a new street art installation at South Rampart and Canal St. dedicated to the New Orleans 1892 General Strike. This gigantic strike, organized by united Black and White workers, paralyzed the city's economy, struck fear into the hearts of exploitive business owners, and won considerable concessions for New Orleans working folks
You can view Leon Waters' detailed narrative here, and Henry Lipkis' moving artwork here. The rest of our posters and narratives are always viewable in the Our Work section of our website, here. Thanks again to both Leon and Henry for their efforts towards a more inclusive vision for New Orleans' public spaces, and a big shoutout to our fantastic volunteers!
As always, if you want to get involved and help us out at our next installation, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.