Pollar is seen here peeking out from one of Rainbow Sign’s Grove St.- facing windows.
Portrait of Mary Ann Pollar in Rainbow Sign Window. 1970s. Rainbow Sign Archive, courtesy of Odette Pollar.
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Mary Ann Pollar, activist and impresario
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Young, gifted and black
Kinship and camaraderie
Mary Ann Pollar made an Oakland Post columnist want to "run up a flag signifying, Right On!"
Black art for all
Pollar posed the question: "If Black people got together, what songs would they sing?"
With Nina Simone's help, Mary Ann Pollar clarified the Rainbow Sign's educational mission
Still smiling in color