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

Image for Placard from March on Washington
Created by
Unidentified
Used by
Dr. Edgerton, Samuel Y. Jr., American
Medium
paint on cardboard
Dimensions
H x W: 28 3/16 × 22 in. (71.6 × 55.9 cm)
Type
placards (information artifacts)
Place used
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date
August 28, 1963
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.
Topic
African American
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
Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Exhibition
More Than a Picture
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse, C 050
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture