On View
Changing Exhibition Gallery
Exhibition
Make Good the Promises: Reconstruction and Its Legacies
Created by
Peoples Power Assemblies, American
Date
April 2015
Medium
ink on paper and metal, masking tape on wood
Dimensions
H x W x D: 47 1/2 × 17 1/2 × 1/4 in. (120.7 × 44.5 × 0.6 cm)
Description
This placard demands community control of the police and states that black lives matter. One side of the placard reads [community / control / of / POLICE! / NOW]. The word "community" is written in black; "control" is written in red and blue and in cursive; "police" is written in blue; "now" is written in black and red block letters and is underlined twice. The other side of the placard is white with black repeating text that reads [BLACK / LIVES / MATTER / BLACK / LIVES / MATTER]. The poster board used for this side of the placard is larger than the other side. The placard is torn and the bottom and worn from use. The bottom half of the wooden handle is covered in masking tape.
Place used
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Movement
Black Lives Matter
Type
placards (information artifacts)
Topic
Activism
Civil rights
Justice
Local and regional
Police brutality
Race relations
Resistance
U.S. History, 2001-
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Sharon Marie Black
Object number
2016.59.13
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd537f065f3-71b8-4d56-a39d-289a4f68eb0c
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