The Wall of Truth

Chicago IL

Lost Murals of Chicago/The Wall of Truth
Rebecca Zorach
Written By Rebecca Zorach

Rebecca Zorach teaches and writes on early modern European art (15th-17th century), contemporary activist art, and art of the 1960s and 1970s at Northwestern University. Particular interests include print media, feminist and queer theory, theory of representation, ​​and the multiple intersections of art and politics.

Painted in 1969 by Walker, Eda, and others, on the wall of a condemned building, the Wall of Truth featured politically charged statements and graphic imagery and provided space for posting news items and propaganda.

Participants included young artists and neighborhood residents who painted their own critical statements on racism and violence in American politics.

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