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Black Lives Matter collection

Black Lives Matter collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Black Lives Matter collection
Creator: Mitchell, David Yoakley
Inclusive Dates: June 2020
Language: English
Extent: 1.5 Linear Feet (1 oversize box, 3 oversize folders, 1 roll, 1 artifact)
Collection Number: ms4375
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Black Lives Matter is a social and political movement that protests police brutality and racially motivated violence against black people that began in response to the death of Trayvon Martin in February 2013.

Scope and Content

This collection contains artifacts from Black Lives Matter protests in the Fairlie-Poplar district of Downtown Atlanta and the Wendy's restaurant at 125 University Avenue in South Atlanta during June 2020.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Black Lives Matter collection, ms4375, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

This collection forms part of the Jule Carnes Mitchell, Jr. Archive of Southern Record.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

African Americans -- Civil rights
Anti-racism -- Georgia -- Atlanta.
Atlanta (Ga.)
Atlanta (Ga.) -- Race relations.
Black lives matter movement.
Police brutality -- Georgia -- Atlanta
Protest movements.
Racism -- United States.
artifacts (object genre)

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11Downtown Atlanta protest sign
 
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12-6bDowntown Atlanta protest signs, June 2020
Signs from Black Lives Matter protests recovered from the Fairlie-Poplar district of Downtown Atlanta.
 
1South Atlanta protest artifacts, June 2020
Items recovered from the Wendy's restaurant at 125 University Avenue in South Atlanta following protests over the killing of Rayshard Brooks by an Atlanta police officer including a burnt plastic bottle, coins ($0.13), plastic handcuffs, and a piece of debris.
 
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9South Atlanta protest artifact
A traffic cone recovered from the Wendy's restaurant at 125 University Avenue in South Atlanta following protests over the killing of Rayshard Brooks by an Atlanta police officer.
 
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17-8South Atlanta protest signs, June 2020
Signs recovered from the Wendy's restaurant at 125 University Avenue in South Atlanta following protests over the killing of Rayshard Brooks by an Atlanta police officer.
 
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2Yard sign - Black Lives Matter
 
2Yard sign - Vote Your Voice - Your Vote Is Your Most Powerful Form of Protest - NAACP
 
2Protest sign - I Can't Breathe / Enough is Enough
 
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3Yard sign - "Able Mable" Thomas - Vote September 29th - Congress, 5th District
 
3Yard sign - Everything Will Be Alright - Rome Strong
 
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1Banner - Help Redeem the Soul of America - Vote Early