“Trayvon Martin. Michael Brown. Sandra Bland. Eric Garner. Freddie Gray.

In recent years, alleged police brutality has been at the heart of several high-profile cases both in the news and on social media. The Black Lives Matter and Hands Up United movements began in direct response to it. It made an unlikely icon out of Colin Kaepernick and inspired other athletes to take a knee during the national anthem.

It led to protests across the country and sparked a national conversation. Now, the subject is being explored in the Center for the Study of Political Graphics‘ exhibition “To Protect & Serve? Five Decades of Posters Protesting Police Violence.”

Held (fittingly) in a former police station, the exhibit (which runs through Mar. 31 at Venice’s Durón Gallery) features 75 international and domestic protest posters. ” – LA Times

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Words and Pictures: ‘To Protect & Serve?’ showcases 50 years of police brutality protest posters

Poster Power: The Dramatic Impact of Political Art

 
 


 

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