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Placard from March on Washington "WE DEMAND AN END TO POLICE BRUTALITY NOW"

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Created by
Used by
Dr. Edgerton, Samuel Y. Jr., American
paint on cardboard
H x W: 28 3/16 × 22 in. (71.6 × 55.9 cm)
placards (information artifacts)
Place used
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
August 28, 1963
Cardboard placard with an off-white background and red and white lettering. Overall text reads "We demand an end to police brutality now!" In the upper portion of the placard is a large red swath of color with white text within that reads “WE/ DEMAND." Below is red lettering in a font that mimics handwritten text that reads "AN END/ TO/ POLICE/ BRUTALITY/ NOW!" All the text is centered down the middle.
African American
Civil rights
Local and regional
Race discrimination
Race relations
United States--History
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Samuel Y. Edgerton
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture

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