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Created by:
Peoples Power Assemblies, American  Search this
Subject of:
Freddie Gray, American, 1990 - 2015  Search this
ink on paper (fiber product) and masking tape on wood
H x W x D: 47 1/2 × 17 1/2 × 1/4 in. (120.7 × 44.5 × 0.6 cm)
placards (information artifacts)
Place used:
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
April 18, 2015- May 3, 2015
This placard states that Baltimore's youth are not thugs and demands justice for Freddie Gray. One side of the placard consists of green paper stapled to white poster board. The black text is typed and reads [Baltimore's / YOUTH ARE / NOT THUGS, / Amnesty 4 / ARRESTS / PEOPLES POWER ASSEMBLY / 443-221-3775]. The other side of the placard consists of white paper stapled to a white poster board. An image of Gray in a red t- shirt covers the entire placard. Printed text at the bottom half of reads [JUSTICE / FOR / FREDDIE GREY / Peoples Power Assembly / 443.221.3775 / Labor donated / -15/1/15].
The paper is weather worn and the corners are bent. The entire wooden handle is covered in masking tape. This placard was used during the Freddie Gray protests in Baltimore, Maryland.
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Children  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Justice  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Police brutality  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Resistance  Search this
U.S. History, 2001-  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Sharon Marie Black
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Black Lives Matter Ephemera Collection
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Black Lives Matter
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture