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

Activism Through Art

See the TEDx Talk given by spoken word poet Marcus Ellsworth below for an example of how art can carry a message of activism, and the impact art can have on understanding perspective.



See below for Gumberg books/eBooks related to activism in the arts.

Subject Headings

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


Web Resources