On View
1968 & Beyond Gallery
Exhibition
A Changing America: 1968 and Beyond
Created by
Unidentified
Subject of
Brown, Michael Jr., 1996 - 2014
Martin, Trayvon, American, 1995 - 2012
Tamir Rice, 2002 - 2014
Garner, Eric, 1970 - 2014
Akai Gurley, 1986 - 2014
Date
2014
Medium
cotton (textile)
Dimensions
H x W: 35 × 29 in. (88.9 × 73.7 cm)
Description
A t-shirt featuring a graphic on the front that reads "Black / Lives / Matter / In America 2014" over the image of a bullet hole in glass. The back displays several slogans associated with the Black Lives Matter movement: "BlackLivesMatter / In America," "I / CAN'T / BREATHE," "HANDS / UP, DON'T / SHOOT," and "No / Justice / No / Peace." The "Hands up, don't shoot" lettering makes up the torso of a silhouetted figure with hands in the air. Beneath the slogans are the names of African Americans who were killed while unarmed: "MICHAEL BROWN / ERIC GARNER / TAMIR RICE / AKAI GURLEY / TRAYVON MARTIN / AND OTHERS..."
Place collected
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Clothing-Historical
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Movement
Black Lives Matter
Type
t-shirts
Topic
Activism
Children
Civil rights
Clothing and dress
Justice
Local and regional
Men
Police brutality
Race discrimination
Race relations
U.S. History, 2001-
Violence
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Harriet G. McCombs
Object number
2015.136.3
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd526e0968e-25cd-4fa4-9afe-15f82065a5db

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