Sign stating "End Racist Terror!" used at Million Man March 20th Anniversary

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Created by
Workers World Party (WWP), American, founded 1959
Subject of
Million Man March, American, founded 1995
ink, paper, poster board, metal, duct tape, and medium density fiberboard
H x W x D (Overall height and width of sign): 55 × 17 1/2 in. (139.7 × 44.5 cm)
H x W (Width of handle): 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm)
Place collected
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
A sign protesting police terror.
It is made of white rectangular pieces of paper stapled onto white poster board. The two pieces of poster board are stapled together as well. There is a cylindrical brown MDF handle in between the front and back sides of the sign. There is an opening at the top center of the two pieces of poster board where the top of the handle can be seen. The sign is also stapled to the handle.
The sign reads [Ferguson/to/Charleston/End/Racist/Terror!] in black. Below the text there is a black rectangle with white text reading [Workers World Party/].
The back of the sign has a black rectangle at the top. Inside of the rectangle there is white text which reads [Stonewall/Ferguson/Baltimore]. Below the rectangle there is black text which reads [Uprisings/Against/Police/Terror]. There is another black rectangle at the bottom with white text inside that reads [Workers World Party/].
The sign is folded and wrinkled in several places. There are many staples on the sign. The fronts and backs of staples can be seen on either side of the poster. There is silver duct tape wrapped around the bottom of the handle. It is not wrapped evenly- some pieces are higher up on the handle than others. There are also some small brown stains on the tape.
African American
Civil rights
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
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
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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