Placard worn during the Millions March NYC protest on December 13, 2014

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Created by
Madhubuti, Laini, American
Subject of
Millions March NYC, American, founded 2014
Medium
ink and graphite on Fome-Cor (TM) with ribbon
Dimensions
H x W x D (with ribbon): 36 1/8 × 20 1/16 × 3/16 in. (91.8 × 50.9 × 0.5 cm)
H x W x D (without ribbon): 30 1/8 × 20 1/16 × 3/16 in. (76.5 × 50.9 × 0.5 cm)
Type
placards (information artifacts)
Place made
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place used
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
2014
Description
A white placard with a gray ribbon attached to the top, worn by Laini Madhubuti during a December 13, 2014 protest march organized by Millions March NYC in New York City. Centered on the front of the placard is handwritten text in black ink, red ink, and graphite that reads, [Your / fear / does not / define me. / and it damn sure / shouldn’t KILL me!], with the word [KILL] underlined. Centered on the back of the placard is handwritten text in black ink that reads [Fear of / BLACKNESS / IS NOT / SELF- / DEFENSE!], with the word [NOT] underlined. The gray ribbon has been threaded through holes punched in the top corners of the placard and knotted in place. The ribbon is also knotted at the top.
Topic
African American
Activism
Communities
Justice
Race relations
Resistance
Social reform
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Mariama Richards
Object number
2015.217.1
Restrictions & 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
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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