T-shirt stating "Justice...or Else!", worn at MMM 20th Anniversary

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Manufactured by
Delta Apparel Inc., American, founded 2000
Subject of
Justice or Else, American, founded 2015
Million Man March, American, founded 1995
Medium
ink on cotton
Dimensions
H x W: 30 × 32 in. (76.2 × 81.3 cm)
Type
T-shirts
Place collected
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date
2015
Description
A white "Justice or Else" t-shirt.
At the top it reads [20th Anniversary] in white script with a black outline and a yellow outline. Below that it reads [MILLION/MAN/MARCH] in bold black text with a white outline and a yellow outline. In smaller letters, written on top of "Million Man March" it reads [JUSTICE/OR/ELSE] in bold white text with a black outline and a yellow outline. To the proper left of the word "Man" There is a sepia tone image of thousands of people standing in front of the reflecting pool. The Washington monument is in the background. Below the word "March" there is a sepia tone photo of a crowd of men raising their fists. Below the photo it reads [WASHINGTON, DC] in bold white text with a black outline and a yellow outline. Underneath it reads [OCTOBER 10 2015] in thin black text.
The back of the shirt is solid white.
There are two (2) white tags inside of the t-shirt near the neckline. The tag on top is shorter. It has a navy triangle with a red circle around it. Above the triangle and inside the circle it reads [DELTA] in navy. Cutting through the middle of the circle and the triangle there is text which reads [PRO WEIGHT ®]. The back of the tag has the address, telephone number, and website for Delta Apparel, Inc. The tag below is longer. It reads [100% PRESHRUNK COTTON/ADULT ADULTO ADULTE/MADE IN HONDURAS]. Above "100% Preshrunk Cotton" the tag has [100% PRESHRUNK COTTON/MADE IN HONDURAS] typed in two different languages. Below "Made in Honduras" at the bottom there is a chart with six (6) rectangles. In the top three (3) rectangles are the words "SIZE", "TALLA", and "TAILLE". The bottom three (3) rectangles say "L", "G", and "G". The back of the longer tag has laundry instructions printed on it.
Topic
African American
Activism
Civil rights
Clothing and dress
Justice
Local and regional
Men
Race relations
Social reform
United States--History--2001-
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2015.251.10
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
Million Man March Anniversary Collection
Classification
Clothing-Historical
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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