Documents Tagged ‘Rainbow Sign’

Photograph of Mary Ann Pollar

Archive Entry Date: 1980s

Still smiling in color


Archive Entry Date: n.d

need a good caption

Jazz Festival After-Party

Archive Entry Date: 6/22/76

Music from midnight until breakfast, courtesy of the Rainbow Sign's afterparty

James Baldwin Contact Sheet

Archive Entry Date: 5/3/76

Mary Ann Pollar and Baldwin appear here as comrades and co-authors of the Rainbow Sign

Jayne Cortez at the Rainbow Sign: Berkeley ’75

Archive Entry Date: 1976

A tribute, in Yardbird, to Rainbow Sign's "sisterly feeling" and Jayne Cortez's poetic wit and power

“Cleo Overstreet, Novelist”

Archive Entry Date: 7/4/1975

example of R.S. elevating innovative artists whose work was under appreciated then and and too often forgotten

A Rainbow of Poetry: The Berkeley Marathon

Archive Entry Date: 7/1/1975

Rainbow Sign sponsored the longest poetry marathon ever, according to the Guinness Book of World Records

The Rainbow Sign Can Use Some Help

Archive Entry Date: 4/18/1975

With Nina Simone's help, Mary Ann Pollar clarified the Rainbow Sign's educational mission

The Rainbow Sign Can Use Some Help

Archive Entry Date: 04/18/1975

Mary Ann Pollar emphasized the educational mission of Rainbow Sign during a fundraising drive

Depicting Black Struggle

Archive Entry Date: 4/11/1975

Elizabeth Catlett's art "celebrates her cultural heritage and protests her people's persecution"

Photograph of Mardi Gras Indian

Archive Entry Date: c. 1970s

New Orleans comes to Rainbow Sign

Tuesday Menu

Archive Entry Date: 1974-1975

Rainbow Sign served food for the body as well as the soul

Invitation to Artists Reception for John F. King

Archive Entry Date: 6/9/74

Hearts, Spades and Infinity

Invitation to Black Mime Show

Archive Entry Date: 4/20/74

"a black face...which portrays through corporal silence the spirit of all human experience"

High school senior thanks Mary Ann Pollar

Archive Entry Date: 1973

A high school senior and budding artist credited her graduation partly to help from the women of Rainbow Sign

Mary Ann Pollar invited by Black Women Organized for Action

Archive Entry Date: 11/29/1973

Mary Ann Pollar helped develop strategy to secure economic opportunities for local black women

Rainbow Sign Floor Plan

Archive Entry Date: 1970s

The layout

83 Black Mayors Feted Here

Archive Entry Date: 6/16/1973

Local black residents certainly benefited from meeting black leaders, but the benefits went both ways for politicians seeking support

Photographs of Dance Class at Rainbow Sign

Archive Entry Date: 1973

Groove lessons from an international professional

Rainbow Sign Presents Alice Walker

Archive Entry Date: 4/09/1973

Rainbow Sign was, like Alice Walker's real and imagined worlds, populated by uncompromising black women

Invitation to Artist’s Reception for Larry Walker

Archive Entry Date: 11/26/1972

The perfect holiday gift?

Invitation to Huey P. Newton’s Book Party

Archive Entry Date: 11/19/1972

The Rainbow Sign positioned itself somewhere between assimilation and revolution--but it was all black power

Rainbow Sign Presents Bobby Hutcherson

Archive Entry Date: 9/30/72

Electric vibes at the sign

Mary Ann Pollar and Herman Kofi Bailey

Archive Entry Date: September 1972

Radical joy

Invitation to Elizabeth Catlett Exhibition

Archive Entry Date: 9/10/72

"the Black artist has a chance others don't to get out of the copout, freakiness and commercialism"

KPIX coverage of Rainbow Sign

Archive Entry Date: 9/9/1972

Invaluable footage of the club as it celebrated Black Arts Day with an Elizabeth Catlett exhibition

Memo to You from Mary Ann Pollar

Archive Entry Date: August 1972

Pollar posed the question: "If Black people got together, what songs would they sing?"

Invitation to Artists Reception for “IMP Dolls” Creators

Archive Entry Date: 8/6/1972

"Framed doll-like figures for the young at heart"

“Bowker Bumsout Blacks”

Archive Entry Date: 6/23/2972

A piece of Peoria history.

Invitation to Artists Reception for Africobra

Archive Entry Date: 6/4/1972

The first exhibition on the West Coast for the "African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists"