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

Created by
Unidentified
Used by
Dr. Edgerton, Samuel Y. Jr., American
Subject of
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, American, founded 1963
Date
August 28, 1963
Medium
paint on cardboard
Dimensions
H x W: 28 3/16 × 22 in. (71.6 × 55.9 cm)
Description
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.
Place used
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Type
placards (information artifacts)
Topic
Activism
Civil rights
Justice
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
2013.187.4
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd52048ffd0-831b-47c6-91ac-e39845a7a362