A black T-shirt with white lettering on the front that reads: [This Ain’t / Yo Mama’s / Civil Rights / Movement]. The sleeves and bottom edge of fabric have been cut off. The back of the shirt has white lettering that reads: [Hands Up United]. Underneath the lettering, there are two hands printed in white ink. This T-shirt was worn by Rahiel Tesfamariam during a protest in Saint Louis, Missouri held to commemorate the 1-year anniversary of the police shooting of Michael Brown.
A handmade sign used at a demonstration led by a Unitarian Church in south St. Louis, Missouri located on the corner of Hampton Avenue and Chippewa Street, following the killing of VonDerrit Myers. The white, posterboard sign has text written in blue ink on the front that reads, [RACIST INJUSTICE / HURTS EVERYONE / SPEAK OUT!]. On the back are three photocopied articles related to Larry Fiquette, the former Reader's Advocate columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, that have been affixed to the sign using pieces of clear adhesive tape.
This hand-constructed, six-sided coffin is part artwork and part performance art piece, originally created to accompany civil rights protests, marches, and programs in the Saint Louis area. Constructed from plywood, the top section and six side panels are covered with mirrored glass. The coffin handles are made from wood handrails which have been affixed to the base on four sides using metal handrail brackets. The composition of the top mirror panel has been intentionally cracked.