In an effort to document this moment in history, the Smithsonian has started to collect Black Lives Mater protest signs.
Curators and researchers begun collecting some of the signs left around Lafayette Square, where just last week protestors peacefully gathered outside of The White House. According to Aaron Bryant, curator at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, “It is critical that we collect so this moment does not get lost. We talk to people so we don’t forget their stories. History is happening right before us.”
While the curators continue to collect signs, art and photographs around the Washington, D.C area, they have not revealed further details about a plan to display and preserve these pieces.
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