T-shirt worn by Rahiel Tesfamariam at a protest commemorating Michael Brown, 2015. Hands Up United

  • Creator: Hands Up United
  • Year: 2015
  • Location: Ferguson, Missouri

A black T-shirt with white lettering on the front that reads: [This Ain’t / Yo Mama’s / Civil Rights / Movement]. The sleeves and bottom edge of fabric have been cut off. The back of the shirt has white lettering that reads: [Hands Up United]. Underneath the lettering, there are two hands printed in white ink. This T-shirt was worn by Rahiel Tesfamariam during a protest in Saint Louis, Missouri held to commemorate the 1-year anniversary of the police shooting of Michael Brown.

T-shirt worn by Rahiel Tesfamariam at a protest commemorating Michael Brown, 2015. Hands Up United is available in the public domain via Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication .

Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Rahiel Tesfamariam | Source: Smithsonian Learning Lab

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