Faith Ringgold painted her Flag for the Moon: Die Nigger in 1969. In 1970, she was arrested for organizing “The People’s Flag Show”, which protested against laws governing the use of the image of the American flag.
The two works above were also created in 1970. Identify them both by title and artist, and briefly discuss their imagery and historical context. Compare and contrast the two pictures. Feel free to expand upon the prompt and add other references to art using the American flag. Can you find more recent examples of “Flag art”?

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