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Black Lives Matter Memorial Fence Photographs Collection in Dig DC

 Digital Collection
Identifier: 228_blmf


  • Creation: 2021-01


Biographical / Historical

Originally erected as a fortification by the Trump administration following the police killing of George Floyd in June 2020, the fence was quickly repurposed to display signs and artwork related to the ongoing demonstrations. The Memorial Fence also served as a focal point in the evolution of the nearby Black Lives Matter Plaza on 16th Street, NW between H and K Streets. Photographer Farrah Skeiky captured this dense, ever-shifting display on January 1st and 4th, 2021, as well as the work of Nadine Seiler, a local activist who arranged and preserved items added to the fence by visitors.


97 Files

Language of Materials


General Note

The Black Lives Matter Memorial Fence Photograph Collection documents the appearance of this temporary but important landmark on the north side of Lafayette Square over two days in January 2021.

Repository Details

Part of the The People's Archive, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library Repository

901 G Street NW
4th Floor East
Washington DC 20001