2010.54.11983

Conference to Stop Police Brutality
1997
17 in HIGH x 11 in WIDE
(43.18 cm HIGH x 27.94 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.
2010.54.11983


Poster has red bars with white text, black and white photographs and black text printed on white paper. Red bar across top reads "in defense of the rights of the people!" followed by black text reading "-Bay Area- Conference To Stop Police Brutality" and another red bar reading "Justice For The Victims Of Police Violence Now! organize to stop the rampant police brutality and murder targeting African, Mexican and other oppressed people!" Beneath the second red bar are two photographs at the left and right of two African American men. To the right of the left photo is the caption "Verlon Dykes, 26, shot in the back by Oakland cop Jude Sipano on June 20, 1997" and the caption to the left of the right photo reads "Charles Williams, 23. murdered by Oakland cop Trevelyn Jones during a traffic stop March 1, 1997". In betwewen the two photos is "murdered by the OPD!" and an image of a cop holding a man to the ground with a gun pointed at his head - the image is circled and crossed out in red. At the center of the poster are four lines of bolded black text with the date, location, and phone number for the event followed by a red bar with text reading "Defend The Democratic Rights Of The African Community! Sopt The U.S. Gov''t War Against African People!" At the bottom left of the poster is another photograph of a man with a caption below reading "keynote speaker Chairman Omali Yeshitela / leader of the Uhuru Movement direct from the city of African resistance, St. Petersburg Fla.". At the bottom center and right are two columns listing the speakers followed by a black bar with two lines of white text. All enclosed by a thin red border.
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