#ProtectBlackWomen

Creator

Sweet Sorrel and Cassy Marzette

Title

#ProtectBlackWomen

Coverage

329 State St, Madison, WI 53703, United States

Description

A mural in Madison, WI that was put up on plywood that was used to protect windows, some of which were destroyed during the uprising. This mural is about Black women. Two faces of Black women are visible on the sides of the mural; one has a gag over her mouth. Negative words and terms that are often used to describe Black women surround the faces. In the center in red, #ProtectBlackWomen is written. It is surrounded with two quotes, both from Audre Lorde. This mural points out that Black women are often ignored in the traditional canon. Their efforts are erased and there is often no one there to fight for them.

Rights

Contributor: Dana Nelson, Artist: @cassy.marzette and @ohsweetsorrel

Publisher

Urban Art Mapping Research Project

Date

Contributor

HS

Identifier

UAM-GF_1695

Files

Protect Black Women.jpg

Collection

Citation

Sweet Sorrel and Cassy Marzette, “#ProtectBlackWomen,” George Floyd & Anti-Racist Street Art , accessed January 15, 2021, https://georgefloydstreetart.omeka.net/items/show/1695.

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