RESIST! A Visual History of Protest

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Aquarius Press LLC
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8.5 X 9.0 X 0.14 inches | 0.32 pounds
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About the Author
A lifelong environmentalist, internationally-awarded sculptor, Margot McMahon sculpts writes, and paints the interconnectivity of forms of nature. Humans, plants, and animals symbolize lifeforms through her interpretations. The Smithsonian and the Museum of Contemporary Art collected her sculptures. Aquarius Press published If Trees Could Talk, a National Book Award recipient, Mac and Irene: A WWII Saga, and Airdrie, a YA book. Margot recently published her fourth book with Aquarius Press for release at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art in December 2022: RESIST! A Visual History of Protest. Her three children live on three coasts, one is nearby. She and her husband live in Oak Park, Illinois.

"Margot McMahon's retrospective on her father, Franklin McMahon's, life and art is a beautiful tribute to a Peabody Award winning artist whose work served the people. Few white male artists consistently sketched historical events from the perspective of those written out of history. In a tense courtroom, Mac drew the moment when a black witness pointed out Emmet Till's murderers . . . From WWII to 2012, Mac published intricate, energized portraits of the peoples' fight for justice."

Renny Golden, Professor Emerita, Northeastern Illinois University

The Music of Her Rivers, University of NM Press

"How do you shuck 300 years of U.S. history? Grab your imagination and follow the magical pencil of artist-reporter Franklin McMahon to see deeply and confront the truths of our social justice struggles: Building the Berlin wall; Emmett Till's trial in LIFE magazine; Jesse Jackson's Christmas sermon chanted to prisoners, 'I am ... Somebody!'; Robert Kennedy 1968; Martin Luther King on Madison Ave. Chicago; El Salvador Protest at Notre Dame 1985; Senator Barack Obama's Democratic Convention Speech; Iraq War Protest 2003; Gay Rights Activists Meet. Margot McMahon, author and daughter, evocatively depicts these epic moments in this memoir of Mac and Irene's lives. . ."

Kathleen Osberger, L.C.S.W., community organizer, activist and therapist

"This story lovingly melds a reporter/father's posthumously curated art and his daughter's ingeniously crafted complementary essays. Her harmonized essayed interpretations provide stirring meaning to her father's decades of political protest art. Combined, they blend to offer readers an informative, wonderfully enjoyable, easy read."

Fred Fitzsimmons, President of Off-Campus Writers' Workshop