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Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Used by:
Dr. Samuel Y. Edgerton Jr., American, 1926 - 2021  Search this
Subject of:
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, American, founded 1963  Search this
Medium:
paint on cardboard
Dimensions:
H x W: 28 3/16 × 22 in. (71.6 × 55.9 cm)
Type:
placards (information artifacts)
Place used:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
August 28, 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.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Justice  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Race discrimination  Search this
Race relations  Search this
United States History  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Samuel Y. Edgerton
Object number:
2013.187.4
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Movement:
Civil Rights Movement
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd52048ffd0-831b-47c6-91ac-e39845a7a362
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.187.4