Poster Image

Illustration of Moses Fleetwood Walker superimposed on historic newspapers


Item#: 2024SYR09

Purchase Details

11x17-inches, printed on heavy weight (100-pound) Hammermill cover paper. We package each print with a piece of chipboard in a clear plastic sleeve.

You also receive…

An information page with photos of the artist and poet, and hand-written comments from each.

Medium- and large-format posters are available by custom order. Contact us for details.

He Made History

poster information


He made history.

He knocked it out of the park

to enlightened cheers.

The act of writing poetry, haiku in particular, is an enjoyable struggle. It has become an important part of my life.

I’m grateful for the introduction to Moses Fleetwood Walker, a wonderfully courageous and inspirational human being.

I’m grateful for Obamique Leader, the artist that chose to share this Poster Project with me.

I’m grateful for all the people at the Syracuse Poster Project, most especially Jim Emmons for creating and managing this fantastic cultural experience.

I’m from Harlem in New York City. Unfortunately, Moses Fleetwood Walker doesn’t relate to me in any way.However, I find his story of breaking color barriers back in the 1800s compelling. I drew Moses Fleetwood Walker because I wanted to represent someone outside my typical interest. I used a collage of old newspapers as the background to convey how Moses contributed to the evolution of black people being accepted into sports, along with Jackie Robinson, to show people that it’s not only Jackie who made efforts to break societal boundaries. I used transparent colors and eyes without pupils to convey a ghostly look to my poster. This was done because I feel as if we need to shed more light on forgotten historical black figures.