Postcard calling for "Statehood or Else" in DC

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Distributed by
Stand Up for Democracy DC, American, founded 1997
Subject of
Million Man March, American, founded 1995
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 4 × 6 in. (10.2 × 15.2 cm)
Type
flyers
Place collected
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date
2015
Description
A postcard for "Statehood Or Else" in DC.
The postcard has an image of the Supreme Court building at night. There are nine (9) people standing in front of it. Most of them are wearing red. They are holding up black signs that read [STATEHOOD/OR ELSE]. Each letter has its own sign. The letters appear to be purple and look like they are made of strings of lights. There is an outline of a red circle in the top proper right corner. The inside of the circle reads [FREE D.C./STATEHOOD] in red. "Free D.C." is in an arc at the top of the circle and "Statehood" is typed in a horizontal line. In between the words there is an image of a metal chain.
The back of the postcard is royal blue with white text. The majority is made up of different statements. The top reads [TELL YOUR CONGRESS MEMBER TO MAKE DC THE 51st STATE!!/Congress treats the more than 655,000 DC residents like POLITICAL SLAVES!] and the bottom reads [DC must have "STATEHOOD OR ELSE"/U.S. DEMOCRACY is HYPOCRISY!]. Below that it reads [Stand Up! for Democracy in DC (Free DC) with an address, a website, a phone number, and links for social media accounts. On the right side in the bottom corner there is an image of an American flag. On the left side in the bottom corner there is a white circle with a red circle inside. Inside the circle are the words [FREE D.C./STATEHOOD/NOW]. The words are in red except for "Now" which is in black. "Free D.C." is in an arc at the top of the circle and "Statehood" and "Now" are typed in horizontal lines. Under "Free D.C." There is an image of a metal chain.
Topic
African American
Activism
Justice
Local and regional
Race relations
Social reform
United States--History--2001-
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2015.251.14.14
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
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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