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Black Lives Matter Panels

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2021.006

Content Description

8 panels from the construction wall surrounding the US Chamber of Commerce filled with signs and posters placed there during the First Amendment activities following the death of George Floyd.

Acquisition Type



Signs, posters, and artwork were added to the temporary construction walls surrounding the United States Chamber of Commerce Building beginning in late May 2020 during the activities following the death of George Floyd. The panels were removed by the US Chamber of Commerce in August of 2020 and placed in storage until their transfer to the Library in late December of 2020. Three panels with original artwork created by Albert "Vision" Williams, which were part of the original transfer, were purchased from the artist in early 2021 by the DCPL Foundation and ownership was transferred to The People's Archive thereafter.

Language of Description


Restrictions Apply


Use Restrictions

Library does not hold rights to the content of the posters, signs and other items attached to panels


  • Creation: 2020-05-25 - 2020-08-10


1.5 Linear feet ; 4x8x0.5'


8 4x6 plywood panels covered with various posters and artwork, Additional detached posters are in the flat file.