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Peoples Power Assemblies, American  Search this
ink on paper and metal, 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 2015
This placard demands community control of the police and states that black lives matter. One side of the placard reads [community / control / of / POLICE! / NOW]. The word "community" is written in black; "control" is written in red and blue and in cursive; "police" is written in blue; "now" is written in black and red block letters and is underlined twice. The other side of the placard is white with black repeating text that reads [BLACK / LIVES / MATTER / BLACK / LIVES / MATTER]. The poster board used for this side of the placard is larger than the other side. The placard is torn and the bottom and worn from use. The bottom half of the wooden handle is covered in masking tape.
African American  Search this
Activism  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:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Black Lives Matter
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On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse, C 050
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture