Suit worn by Dr. Jamal Harrison Bryant to a protest in Ferguson, Missouri

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Manufactured by
J. Crew, American, founded 1983
Worn by
Dr. Bryant, Jamal Harrison, American, born 1971
Subject of
Brown, Michael Jr., 1996 - 2014
Medium
.1: wool cloth, rayon and polyester blend cloth, and plastic buttons;
.2: wool cloth, rayon cloth, plastic and metal fasteners
Dimensions
H x W x D (.1 flat): 32 3/4 × 26 3/4 × 1/4 in. (83.2 × 67.9 × 0.6 cm)
H x W x D (.2 flat): 42 1/4 × 19 1/2 × 3/4 in. (107.3 × 49.5 × 1.9 cm)
Type
blazers
trousers
Place used
Ferguson, Saint Louis County, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
Date
October 13, 2014
Description
This suit consists of a jacket (.1) and pants (.2) worn by Dr. Jamal Harrison Bryant to a protest in Ferguson, Missouri. The jacket (.1) is a black wool single-breasted blazer with a notched lapel and full-length straight sleeves. It closes at the center front with two (2) round black plastic buttons. There are two (2) inset pockets with straight flap tops, one at each front side waist, and one (1) welt pocket at the proper left breast. Four (4) round black plastic decorative buttons are sewn at sleeve cuff. There is a single vent at the back. The body of the jacket is fully lined in a black rayon and polyester blend fabric, while the sleeves are lined in a white and gray pinstripe rayon and polyester blend fabric. There are two (2) welt pockets, one at each interior breast, with one (1) welt pen pocket below the proper left breast pocket and above the one (1) welt pocket at the interior proper left waist. A manufacturer's label is sewn at the interior proper right front below the breast pocket, with one (1) spare button also sewn below the breast pocket. The wool manufacturer's label is sewn at the interior proper left front above the waist pocket, with a fiber content, style, and care tag sewn inside the interior proper left breast pocket. A hanger loop is sewn at the interior center back neck.
The black wool pants (.2) have straight full-length legs and close at the center front waist with a black metal zipper, one (1) round black plastic button around a tab, and one (1) flat metal hook-and-eye. The front closure is hidden by a placket. Six (6) self-fabric belt loops are sewn around the waistband. There are two (2) inset pockets, one at each front side waist, and two (2) welt pockets, one at each back side below the waist. Each back pocket closes with one (1) round black plastic button. The pockets and waistband are lined in a black twill stripe rayon fabric. A manufacturer's label is sewn at the interior proper right back waist, with a fiber content, style, and care tag sewn at the interior proper right front closure seam.
Topic
African American
Activism
Clothing and dress
Politics (Practical)
Race relations
Religious groups
Resistance
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Pastor Jamal H. Bryant
Object number
2015.180.1.1-.2
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Clothing-Historical
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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