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Film poster for Do the Right Thing

Distributed by:
Universal Pictures, founded 1912  Search this
Designed by:
Art Sims, American, born 1954  Search this
Subject of:
Spike Lee, American, born 1957  Search this
Danny Aiello, born 1933  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 41 x 27 in. (104.1 x 68.6 cm)
Type:
posters
Place depicted:
Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1989
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Communities  Search this
Design  Search this
Film  Search this
Graphic design  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Dow B. Ellis
Object number:
2012.152.862
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1989 Universal City Studios. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition:
Taking the Stage
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 054
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5bb84cfad-f6b1-4799-b2ac-7ace2e4d0b16
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.152.862

Pinback button for the film She's Gotta Have It

Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Spike Lee, American, born 1957  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper with metal and plastic
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 1 7/16 × 1 7/16 × 1/4 in. (3.7 × 3.7 × 0.6 cm)
Type:
buttons (information artifacts)
Date:
ca. 1986
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Film  Search this
Independent films  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of T. Rasul Murray
Object number:
2013.68.32
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5e14954f9-b3d2-4ae8-8a36-2a5014770cf2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.68.32
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Boombox carried by Radio Raheem in the film Do the Right Thing

Manufactured by:
Tecsonic, South Korean  Search this
Used by:
Bill Nunn, American, 1952 - 2016  Search this
Signed by:
Spike Lee, American, born 1957  Search this
Owned by:
Gene Siskel, American, 1946 - 1999  Search this
Subject of:
Public Enemy, American, founded 1982  Search this
Medium:
plastic, metal, wire, cloth, pressure-sensitive tape, ink
Dimensions:
H x W x D (2014.270.2.1a Handle Up): 19 1/2 × 31 1/4 × 9 in. (49.5 × 79.4 × 22.9 cm)
Type:
audio equipment
Place used:
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1989
Topic:
African American  Search this
Film  Search this
Hip-hop (Music)  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.270.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Audiovisual
Tools and Equipment-Props and set design
Exhibition:
A Changing America: 1968 and Beyond
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 1, C1 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd54128e04e-eefb-4683-b41d-6cd0f099b052
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.270.2
Online Media:

Baseball bat used by the character Sal in the film Do the Right Thing

Manufactured by:
Hillerich & Bradsby Co., American, founded 1884  Search this
Used by:
Danny Aiello, born 1933  Search this
Subject of:
Spike Lee, American, born 1957  Search this
Medium:
wood
Dimensions:
33 × 2 5/8 × 2 5/8 in. (83.8 × 6.7 × 6.7 cm)
Type:
bats
Place used:
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1989
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Film  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.270.4
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Props and set design
Tools and Equipment-Sports and Recreational
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd589c17733-5773-4e3e-ad10-d2f65be6b42c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.270.4

Shirt worn by Spike Lee as Mookie in the film Do the Right Thing

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Worn by:
Spike Lee, American, born 1957  Search this
Medium:
cloth, thread, plastic
Dimensions:
On form: 27 1/2 × 26 × 14 in. (69.9 × 66 × 35.6 cm)
Type:
shirts
Place used:
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1989
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Film  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.270.3
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Costume
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd57b395444-67b8-48ec-b488-d719f49e41e8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.270.3

BLK Vol. 4 No. 3

Published by:
Alan Bell, American  Search this
Edited by:
Alan Bell, American  Search this
Subject of:
Justin Fashnu, English, 1961 - 1998  Search this
Spike Lee, American, born 1957  Search this
40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, American, founded 1986  Search this
Raymond Jones, American, 1959 - 2011  Search this
Pomo Afro Homos, 1990 - 1995  Search this
Human Rights Campaign, American, founded 1980  Search this
National Task Force on AIDS Prevention, American, 1985 - 1998  Search this
Nia Collective, American, founded 1987  Search this
General Colin L. Powell, American, 1937 - 2021  Search this
Rev. Carl Bean, American, 1944 - 2021  Search this
AIDS Healthcare Foundation, founded 1987  Search this
Minority AIDS Project, American, founded 1985  Search this
Magic Johnson, American, born 1959  Search this
National LGBTQ Task Force, American, founded 1974  Search this
Gay and Lesbian Organization of Witwatersrand, South African, 1988 - 1997  Search this
Black Men's Xchange, American, founded 1989  Search this
Rue's House, American, 1989 - 1997  Search this
Chuck D, American, born 1960  Search this
Bill Cosby, American, born 1937  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 10 13/16 × 8 1/4 × 1/8 in. (27.4 × 20.9 × 0.3 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place made:
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
London, England, Europe
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Nigeria, West Africa, Africa
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
San Francisco, San Francisco county, California, United States, North and Central America
North Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States, North and Central America
Oakland, Alameda County, California, United States, North and Central America
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, North and Central America
California, Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Durham, Durham County, North Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
September 1992
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Communities  Search this
Health  Search this
Identity  Search this
International affairs  Search this
LGBTQ  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Sexuality  Search this
Soccer  Search this
Sports  Search this
Theatre  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
Violence  Search this
Women's organizations  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Alan Bell
Object number:
2018.108.37ab
Restrictions & Rights:
© BLK Publishing Company, Inc.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Movement:
African American - Latinx Solidarity
HIV/AIDS Activist Movement
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5fcbcbcbd-28a4-49dc-ab65-d2d1f37d4e9e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.108.37ab

Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads

Directed by:
Spike Lee, American, born 1957  Search this
Written by:
Spike Lee, American, born 1957  Search this
Produced by:
Spike Lee, American, born 1957  Search this
Composed by:
Bill Lee, American, born 1928  Search this
Subject of:
Monty Ross, American, born 1957  Search this
Tommy Redmond Hicks, born 1962  Search this
Donna Bailey  Search this
Stuart Smith  Search this
Horace Long  Search this
Owned by:
D.C. Public Library, American, founded 1896  Search this
Medium:
acetate film
Dimensions:
Duration: 53 Minutes
Length (Film): 1900 Feet
Type:
sound films
color films (visual works)
feature films
16mm (photographic film size)
Place depicted:
Bedford-Stuyvesant, New York City, Kings County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place made:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
1983
Topic:
African American  Search this
Barbershops  Search this
Business  Search this
Communities  Search this
Independent films  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2017.55.22.1a
Restrictions & Rights:
© Spike Lee. Permission required for use.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
DC Public Library Film Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Film and Video
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5cb220618-fd91-467d-abf5-17578b37f64d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.55.22.1a

BLK Vol. 2 No. 4

Published by:
Alan Bell, American  Search this
Edited by:
Alan Bell, American  Search this
Subject of:
Marlon Riggs, American, 1957 - 1994  Search this
Essex Hemphill, American, 1957 - 1995  Search this
Gay Men of African Descent, American, founded 1986  Search this
Black Gay and Lesbian Leadership Forum, American, 1988 - 2003  Search this
National Association of Black and White Men Together, American, founded 1980  Search this
Spike Lee, American, born 1957  Search this
Minority AIDS Project, American, founded 1985  Search this
AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power, American, founded 1987  Search this
Nelson Mandela, South African, 1918 - 2013  Search this
Simon Nkoli, South African, 1957 - 1998  Search this
Dr. William Allen, American, born 1944  Search this
Howard University, American, founded 1867  Search this
Dionne Warwick, American, born 1940  Search this
Rev. Carl Bean, American, 1944 - 2021  Search this
Larry Saxxon, American  Search this
Rev. Dr. Renee McCoy, American, born 1951  Search this
Pat Norman, American, born 1939  Search this
Tony Brown, American, born 1933  Search this
Big Daddy Kane, American, born 1968  Search this
Jewelle Gomez, American, born 1948  Search this
Photograph by:
Dr. Ron Simmons, American, 1950 - 2020  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 10 13/16 × 8 1/4 × 1/8 in. (27.4 × 20.9 × 0.3 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place made:
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
New Orleans, Orleans County, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Campbellsville, Taylor County, Kentucky, United States, North and Central America
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Hilton Head Island, Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Pittsburgh, Alleghany County, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States, North and Central America
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
San Francisco, California, United States, North and Central America
San Diego, San Diego County, California, United States, North and Central America
Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, United States, North and Central America
Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, North and Central America
Ashanti Region, Ghana, Africa
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, Africa
Reading, Saint James, Jamaica, Caribbean, North and Central America
KwaZulu/Natal, South Africa, Africa
Date:
April 1990
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Communities  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)  Search this
Health  Search this
Identity  Search this
International affairs  Search this
LGBTQ  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Men  Search this
Police brutality  Search this
Politics  Search this
Sexuality  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
Violence  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Alan Bell
Object number:
2018.108.17
Restrictions & Rights:
© BLK Publishing Company, Inc.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Movement:
African American - Latinx Solidarity
HIV/AIDS Activist Movement
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd55686b903-934b-464a-a396-090a4fe48064
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.108.17

BLK Vol. 2 No. 6

Published by:
Alan Bell, American  Search this
Edited by:
Alan Bell, American  Search this
Interview of:
Barbara Smith, American, born 1946  Search this
Subject of:
Audre Lorde, American, 1934 - 1992  Search this
National Coalition of Black Lesbians and Gays, American, 1978 - 1990  Search this
Blackberri, American, 1945 - 2021  Search this
Joseph F. Beam, American, 1954 - 1988  Search this
Michael Smith, American, died 1989  Search this
National Association of Black and White Men Together, American, founded 1980  Search this
Marlon Riggs, American, 1957 - 1994  Search this
Black Gay and Lesbian Leadership Forum, American, 1988 - 2003  Search this
Louis Farrakhan, American, born 1933  Search this
National Rainbow Coalition, American, 1984 - 1996  Search this
Lavender Light, American, founded 1985  Search this
National Association of Black and White Men Together, American, founded 1980  Search this
Larry Saxxon, American  Search this
Pat Norman, American, born 1939  Search this
Sabrina Sojourner, American, born 1952  Search this
Phill Wilson, American, born 1956  Search this
Rev. Dr. Renee McCoy, American, born 1951  Search this
Winnie Mandela, South African, 1936 - 2018  Search this
Minority AIDS Project, American, founded 1985  Search this
President George H. W. Bush, American, born 1924  Search this
Ku Klux Klan, 3rd, American, founded 1946  Search this
Rep. Maxine Waters, American, born 1938  Search this
Jewel Thais-Williams, American  Search this
AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power, American, founded 1987  Search this
Roger V. Pamplin Jr., American, died 1990  Search this
Rev. Al Sharpton, American, born 1954  Search this
W.E.B. Du Bois, American, 1868 - 1963  Search this
James Baldwin, American, 1924 - 1987  Search this
Langston Hughes, American, 1902 - 1967  Search this
Lorraine Hansberry, American, 1930 - 1965  Search this
Keith St. John, American, born 1957  Search this
Spike Lee, American, born 1957  Search this
Eddie Murphy, American, born 1961  Search this
Arsenio Hall, American, born 1956  Search this
Bayard Rustin, American, 1912 - 1987  Search this
Dr. Sylvia Rhue, American, born 1947  Search this
Dionne Warwick, American, born 1940  Search this
Christopher "Kid" Reid, American, born 1964  Search this
Diana Ross, American, born 1944  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 10 13/16 × 8 1/4 × 1/8 in. (27.4 × 20.9 × 0.3 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place made:
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
San Francisco, San Francisco county, California, United States, North and Central America
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Oakland, Alameda County, California, United States, North and Central America
San Diego, San Diego County, California, United States, North and Central America
Seattle, King County, Washington, United States, North and Central America
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, Africa
Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya, Africa
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, Latin America, North and Central America
Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana, Africa
San José, San José, Costa Rica, Latin America, North and Central America
Date:
June 1990
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Communities  Search this
Gender  Search this
Health  Search this
Identity  Search this
International affairs  Search this
Language  Search this
LGBTQ  Search this
Literature  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Medicine  Search this
Men  Search this
Nature  Search this
Politics  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Religion  Search this
Resistance  Search this
Sexuality  Search this
Spirituality  Search this
Sports  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
Violence  Search this
White supremacy movements  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Alan Bell
Object number:
2018.108.19
Restrictions & Rights:
© BLK Publishing Company, Inc.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Movement:
African American - Latinx Solidarity
HIV/AIDS Activist Movement
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5da824f7a-63d7-476b-962c-b1dd224d06b2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.108.19

BLK Vol. 2 No. 9

Published by:
Alan Bell, American  Search this
Edited by:
Alan Bell, American  Search this
Interview of:
Audre Lorde, American, 1934 - 1992  Search this
Subject of:
Nelson Mandela, South African, 1918 - 2013  Search this
Winnie Mandela, South African, 1936 - 2018  Search this
The New York Times, American, founded 1851  Search this
Associated Press, American, founded 1846  Search this
Supreme Court of the United States, American, founded 1789  Search this
Thurgood Marshall, American, 1908 - 1993  Search this
National Endowment for the Arts, American, founded 1965  Search this
Spike Lee, American, born 1957  Search this
Mayor Marion Shepilov Barry Jr., American, 1936 - 2014  Search this
2 Live Crew, American, 1985 - 2014  Search this
Black Entertainment Television, American, founded 1980  Search this
WLIB, American, founded 1941  Search this
AIDS Project Los Angeles, American, founded 1983  Search this
Minority AIDS Project, American, founded 1985  Search this
AIDS Healthcare Foundation, founded 1987  Search this
Black Gay and Lesbian Leadership Forum, American, 1988 - 2003  Search this
Gilberto Gerald, Panamanian American, born 1950  Search this
Jewel Thais-Williams, American  Search this
Rev. Carl Bean, American, 1944 - 2021  Search this
National LGBTQ Task Force, American, founded 1974  Search this
African-American Lesbian and Gay Alliance, American, founded 1986  Search this
Phill Wilson, American, born 1956  Search this
Sabrina Sojourner, American, born 1952  Search this
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, American, founded 1973  Search this
Tom Bradley, American, 1917 - 1998  Search this
National Association of Black and White Men Together, American, founded 1980  Search this
National Task Force on AIDS Prevention, American, 1985 - 1998  Search this
Nia Collective, American, founded 1987  Search this
Grupo Gay da Bahía, Brazilian, founded 1980  Search this
Chicago Tribune, American, founded 1847  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 10 13/16 × 8 1/4 × 1/8 in. (27.4 × 20.9 × 0.3 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place made:
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Berkley, Alameda County, California, United States, North and Central America
West Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, United States, North and Central America
State College, Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Bethesda, Montgomery County, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States, North and Central America
Saugatuck, Allegan County, Michigan, United States, North and Central America
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, United States, North and Central America
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Lagos, Nigeria, West Africa, Africa
London, England, Europe
Harare, Zimbabwe, Africa
Brazil, Latin America, South America
Date:
September 1990
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Communities  Search this
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)  Search this
Health  Search this
Identity  Search this
International affairs  Search this
LGBTQ  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Sexuality  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
Violence  Search this
White supremacy movements  Search this
Women's organizations  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Alan Bell
Object number:
2018.108.22
Restrictions & Rights:
© BLK Publishing Company, Inc.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Movement:
African American - Latinx Solidarity
HIV/AIDS Activist Movement
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd515bbc5a4-92ee-48c7-942a-5d2ab531a826
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.108.22

Movie Night! Seven Art Sims Posters for Spike Lee Films

Creator:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Sat, 27 Feb 2021 15:00:03 +0000
Topic:
Design  Search this
See more posts:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Data Source:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_ade270b29ffc0c1d7f9dc288dc03c1d4

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