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Black Lives Matter collection

Identifier: 2022-003

Content Description

One oversized box containing cardboard signs supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. These signs were posted on the exterior of the Hunt library in response to the murder of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25, 2020.


  • 2020

Biographical / Historical

The Black Lives Matter (BLM) is a political and social movement dedicated to fighting rascism, police brutality, and anti-Black violence. BLM was founded in 2013 after the aquittal of the murderer of Trayvon Martin.

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, a 45 year old Black man, was murdered by police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Demonstrations, vigils, and memorials were held nationwide in protest. The materials in this collection refelect the response to Floyds murder, as well as solidarity with the BLM movement on the CMU campus.


1 Linear feet (1 oversized box)




This collection contains cardboard signs made by CMU community members in response to the May 25, 2020 murder of George Flloyd by police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Repository Details

Part of the Carnegie Mellon University Archives Repository

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