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  • The Rainbow Flag

The Rainbow Flag

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11.75"x9", 40 pages
by Michelle Millar Fisher
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Today the Rainbow Flag is a familiar sight, at the Pride Parade and around the world. But it is not only a universal symbol; it is also a brilliant object of design that is part of the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, in New York. This story, based on true events, follows the birth of the idea and the collaborative creation of the flag and, above all, demonstrates the strength and ingenuity possible when a group of people—friends, community, neighbors, and family—take a stand for civil rights and l-o-v-e.

Written by Michelle Millar Fisher, a former curator at The Museum of Modern Art who helped acquire the Rainbow Flag for the Museum's design collection, and based on extensive interviews with Gilbert Baker before his death in 2017, this colorful story follows Gilbert and his friends as they dye and sew the strips of cloth to create the now iconic rainbow flag for the Pride Parade in 1978.