Poster reading "Solidarity" used at Ferguson protests

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Created by
Benjamin, Sara, American, born 1991
Subject of
Gray, Freddie, American, 1990 - 2015
Trayvon Martin, American, 1995 - 2012
Brown, Michael Jr., 1996 - 2014
Medium
ink on paper with metal
Dimensions
H x W: 24 × 18 in. (61 × 45.7 cm)
Type
placards (information artifacts)
Place used
Ferguson, Saint Louis County, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
Date
October 2014
Description
This protest poster calls for solidarity and an end to police brutality. The placard consists of yellow paper stapled to several pieces of paper and poster boards. Newspaper clippings are glued on top of the yellow paper and read [Ferguson], [Fight for system change!], [Michael Brown], [capitalism], [police brutality], ['We know who is to blame']. Pictures of Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin are also glued to the paper. The word [SOLIDARITY] is handwritten on a peice of white paper that is glued at the bottom of the poster.
Topic
African American
Activism
Children
Civil rights
Justice
Local and regional
Race relations
Resistance
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Sharon Marie Black
Object number
2016.59.3
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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