Sign from Black Lives Matter protest

Recent Artifact Acquisition: Jamaican Black Lives Matter Protest Sign

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NMAD curatorial staff worked with U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica to collect a sign from a recent Black Lives Matter protest in Kingston which took place outside the embassy building. As an artifact, this sign represents the current spirit of protest reaching around the world and also serves as an example of U.S. embassies’ role as sites both for protest and as rallying points for international unity.

Sign from Black Lives Matter protest

Sign collected from a Black Lives Matter protest outside U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica by embassy staff in June 2020; it is now part of the museum’s permanent collection and serves as an example of U.S. embassies as sites for protest and rallying points for international unity.

Jeremiah Knight poses with activist

Jeremiah Knight (right), Counselor for Public Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Kingston, poses with Black Lives Matter activists.