Banner from a protest rally after the police shooting of Michael Brown

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2 images
Created by
Walsh, Bryan, American
Bland, Emily, American
Subject of
Brown, Michael Jr., 1996 - 2014
Medium
paint on cloth
Dimensions
H x W: 72 × 240 in. (182.9 × 609.6 cm)
Type
banners
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Place used
Ferguson, Saint Louis County, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
Date
2014
Description
A handmade cloth banner of white paint on a black cloth. A quote on the banner reads: [When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes a duty]. The banner was used as the backdrop for speakers and activists during an October 2014 Ferguson, Missouri protest rally after the police shooting of Michael Brown.
Topic
Activism
Communities
Justice
Race discrimination
Race relations
Resistance
United States--History--2001-
Violence
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Bryan Walsh and Emily Bland
Object number
2015.109
Restrictions & Rights
© Bryan Walsh/Emily Bland

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