T-shirt worn by Rahiel Tesfamariam at a protest commemorating Michael Brown

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Created by
Hands Up United, American, founded 2014
Worn by
Tesfamariam, Rahiel, American
Subject of
Brown, Michael Jr., 1996 - 2014
Medium
ink on cotton (fiber)
Dimensions
H x W: 19 × 18 in. (48.3 × 45.7 cm)
Type
T-shirts
Place used
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
Date
2015
Description
A black T-shirt with white lettering on the front that reads: [This Ain’t / Yo Mama’s / Civil Rights / Movement]. The sleeves and bottom edge of fabric have been cut off. The back of the shirt has white lettering that reads: [Hands Up United]. Underneath the lettering, there are two hands printed in white ink. This T-shirt was worn by Rahiel Tesfamariam during a protest in Saint Louis, Missouri held to commemorate the 1-year anniversary of the police shooting of Michael Brown.
Topic
African American
Activism
Civil Rights
Clothing and dress
Identity
Justice
Race relations
United States--History--2001-
Violence
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Rahiel Tesfamariam
Object number
2016.20
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Clothing-Historical
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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