Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Catalog Data

Distributed by:
Rise Up October, American, 2015  Search this
Subject of:
Million Man March, American, founded 1995  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 4 × 6 in. (10.2 × 15.2 cm)
Place collected:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
2015
Description:
A postcard promoting a NYC march protesting "police terror" to be held on October 24, 2015.
The postcard features three (3) rows of colored portraits. There are ten (10) portraits in each row, totaling 30 portraits. The top of the postcard is black with white text reading [NATIONAL MARCH to/STOP POLICE TERROR] and yellow text underneath reading [Saturday, October 24 in NYC]. The bottom of the postcard is red and reads [Which Side Are You On?] in white with a black drop shadow. To the proper left it reads [faces of people/murdered by police] in yellow.
The top of the back of the postcard is black with yellow text asking people to come together to change history. Below that on a white background there is red text which reads [STOP POLICE/TERROR & MURDER]. The middle of the postcard is black with yellow text and reads [NATIONAL MARCH NYC/Saturday, October 24]. Below that there is a thin red line going across the postcard with [#RISEUPOCTOBER] in white. Below the hashtag, on a white background, there is red and black text in three columns. The first column is for [SATURDAY OCTOBER 24] and lists times and events. The second column is for [THURSDAY/OCTOBER 22] and describes a National Day of Protest. The third column is for [FRIDAY/OCTOBER 23] and mentions non-violent direct action. There is a drawing of several hands raise, all of different sizes and skin colors. The bottom is black with yellow text and lists two websites and a phone number.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Justice  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Social reform  Search this
U.S. History, 2001-  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.251.14.16
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Million Man March Anniversary Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Movement:
Black Lives Matter
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5d34dec4c-c971-4dad-822a-34bdd6493194
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.251.14.16