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Free People's Park

ID Number: 19651
Maker: People's Poster Company
Technique: offset
Date Made: circa 1969
Place Made: United States: California, Berkeley
Measurements: 55.8 cm x 43.2 cm; 21 15/16 in x 17 in
Main Subject: Viet Nam War Era
Materials: paper (fiber product)
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
Free People's Park

Acquisition Number: 1995-056

People's Poster Company stamp on verso.

Copyright Status:
Copyright status unknown; may be protected by copyright law.

Exhibition Annotation:
People's Park in Berkeley, California, was the scene of a major confrontation between students and police in May 1969. The students wanted to save a park built by the community, but then Governor Ronald Reagan called in hundreds of police and sheriffs to destroy the park and guard the site. During a confrontation between 6,000 unarmed demonstrators and nearly 800 officers armed with rifles and tear gas, a student bystander was shot and killed by the police, and hundreds were injured.

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