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May Day Come to Washington, D.C. May 1-7
Maker: Students & Youth for a Peoples' Peace
Date Made: 1971
Place Made: United States: Washington, D.C.
Measurements: 56.5 cm x 43.1 cm; 22 1/4 in x 16 15/16 in
Main Subject: Labor; Viet Nam War Era; Native Americans
Materials: paper (fiber product)
May Day If our people fight one tribe at a time, all will be killed. They can cut off our fingers one by one, but if we join together we will make a powerful fist. Come to Washington D.C. May 1-7 Students & Youth for a Peoples' Peace 1029 Vermont Avenue, N.W. Washington D.C. 20005 (202) 347-7613
Acquisition Number: 2011-009
Artwork based on a 1855 photograph of Sitting Bull.
Probably public domain.
Beginning on May 3, 1971, three days into the 1971 May Day Protests, a series of large-scale civil disobedience actions took place in Washington, D.C., In a few days over 12,000 were arrested--some estimates are as high as 15,000--the largest mass arrest in U.S. history.