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Placard from March on Washington "WE DEMAND AN END TO POLICE BRUTALITY NOW"

Object Details

Date
August 28, 1963
Created by
Unidentified
Used by
Dr. Samuel Y. Edgerton Jr., American, 1926 - 2021
Subject of
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, American, founded 1963
Description
Cardboard placard with an off-white background and red and white lettering. Overall text reads "We demand an end to police brutality now!" In the upper portion of the placard is a large red swath of color with white text within that reads “WE/ DEMAND." Below is red lettering in a font that mimics handwritten text that reads "AN END/ TO/ POLICE/ BRUTALITY/ NOW!" All the text is centered down the middle.
Place used
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Topic
African American
Activism
Civil Rights
Justice
Local and regional
Race discrimination
Race relations
United States History
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Movement
Civil Rights Movement
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Samuel Y. Edgerton
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.187.4
Type
placards (information artifacts)
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Medium
paint on cardboard
Dimensions
H x W: 28 3/16 × 22 in. (71.6 × 55.9 cm)
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd52048ffd0-831b-47c6-91ac-e39845a7a362
Record ID
nmaahc_2013.187.4

Placard from March on Washington "WE DEMAND AN END TO POLICE BRUTALITY NOW"

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