Black Lives Matter Memorial Fence


Black Lives Matter Memorial Fence


Washington DC


This collection includes documentation by Nadine Seiler on and around the Black Lives Matter Memorial Fence in Washington D.C. This fence served as a site of protest from the summer of 2020 through January 2021.

Collection Items

Black House Autonomous Zone
This representation of the Black House Autonomous Zone consists of houses placed in a large circle. The houses appear to be made of stone.

Fuck The Police
"Fuck The Police" is written next to a pink pig with a red circle and line around it.

Don't Forget The Black Women
"Don't Forget The Black Women" is written on a cardboard sign.

Defund MPD
Colorful paper tied to a fence reads "Defund MPD."

Ban Stop + Frisk
Colored ribbon that reads "Ban Stop + Frisk" is interwoven on a fence.

Black Lives Matter
BAU Student Governance Association posted a Black Lives Matter tarp on their building. Surrounding the "Black Lives Matter" writing are names of Black victims of police brutality.

Tony - George - Breonna - Ahmaud
"Tony," "George," "Breonna," and "Ahmaud" are written on the sidewalk. Each of these people are victims of police brutality.

A sign depicts an image of Ahmaud Arbery, a victim of white hate crime. He died on February 23, 2020. Above his image "B.L.M." is written in red.

Hands Up Don't Shoot
A poster depicts two Black hands up. Around the hands are the words "Hands Up Dont Shoot." "Shoot" is written in black, while "Hands Up Dont" is written in red.

Statement on Mayor Bowser's Complicity
A message is written in chalk on the street. It reads "Mayor Bowser Is Proposing A Budget Which Would Give $578 Million To The Police Next Year. That's: -125x What The Office Of Human Rights Gets -7x What Goes To Youth Rehabilitation -86x What Goes…
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