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Activism: Activism Through Art

This guide contains a history of activist movements, approaches to activism, and resources on sticking up for a cause you believe in.

Books at Gumberg

Print Books: (Follow the links to find out more about the books!)

eBooks: (Note: You will have to enter your MultiPass credentials to access these off-campus.)

Finding Activism Resources at Gumberg

Use these subjects in any of our databases or DUQSearch to find books, articles, and more!  (Note: We've recommended a few databases below!)

  • Activism AND art
  • Activism AND crafts
  • Activism AND poetry
  • Activism AND music
  • Activism AND film
  • Activism AND literature
  • Social movements AND art
  • Art AND politics
  • Public art activism

Resources from the Web

Note: If you see a book you'd like to read while exploring the links below, try DUQSearch to see if we have it. If not, use ez-borrow!

Picasso's Guernica

Picasso's Guernica, his famous anti-war piece. Source: Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0

The Jungle Upton Sinclair Cover

Sinclair wrote The Jungle to portray the harsh conditions and exploited lives of immigrants in Chicago and similar industrialized cities.

Source: Wikimedia Commons, public domain.

We Will Overcome Music Sheet

"We Will Overcome" was the rallying cry of the American Civil Rights Movement.

Source: Wikimedia Commons, public domain.