Tom Mooney – Political Prisoner


Tom Mooney – Political Prisoner
Art: 1973
Media: Linocut print
Plate (block) image size: 11 7/8 inches H x 11 7/8 W
I attended Parkland Jr College (later Community College) from fall ’72 thru spring ’74, majoring in art. I made the Tom Mooney linocut print in ’73.

Tom Mooney, born 1882, Chicago, died 1942 (San Francisco, age 59) was an American labor leader and socialist imprisoned for 22 years in California. Among those seeking to have Mooney released from prison were President Woodrow Wilson, who established a commission that concluded there was little evidence of any crime having been committed by Mooney. He was eventually released from prison, 1939, after having been pardoned by Culbert Olson, the governor of California. Olson was a Democrat

The poster (see accompanying image) was published by the Dept of English, SIU-Carbondale, 1975.

Also see: Other human rights art: The Prisoner (1980)

Repression of the Revolution (1973)
Scott Mutter (1974)
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