Placard reading "Baltimore: An Uprising not a Riot!" used at Baltimore protests

  • Image for Placard reading
  • Image for Placard reading
2 images
Created by
Peoples Power Assemblies, American
Subject of
Gray, Freddie, American, 1990 - 2015
Medium
ink on paper with metal, cardboard
Dimensions
H x W x D: 55 × 17 1/4 × 1 1/4 in. (139.7 × 43.8 × 3.2 cm)
Type
placards (information artifacts)
Place used
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Date
April 2015
Description
This placard states that the balitmore protests are a uprising, not riots. The placard consists of several pieces of white paper stappled together. One side of the placard reads [Baltimore: / AN UPRISING! / Not a Riot! / People's Power Assembly /peoplespower.net]. An image of a young man shouting at police is placed in between "Baltimore" and "an uprising." The other side of the placard features an image of Freddie Gray in a red t-shirt at the top and reads [AN UPRISING! / Not a Riot! / People's Power Assemlby / peoplespower.net].
Topic
African American
Activism
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
2016.59.9
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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