Black Survival Guide, or How to Live Through a Police Riot

Item

Type
Print
Title
Black Survival Guide, or How to Live Through a Police Riot
Rationale
Recalls 1968 Wilmington Riots and National Guard occupation of the city.
Description
A series of 13 large-scale retroreflective screen prints that interpret and employ the News Journal photos and a pamphlet given to city residents. Thomas’ art visually represents elements of history that are both visible and hidden in plain sight.
The Delaware Art Museum commissioned this original work to employ archival documents from the Delaware Historical Society and photographs of the 1968 National Guard occupation of Wilmington taken by News Journal staff to mark the occasion.
Date
2018
2010-2020
Place
Delaware
Subject
Wilmington Riots
Creator
Hank Willis Thomas
Extent
62 × 48 in. (157.5 × 121.9 cm)
Frame: 63 1/2 × 49 1/2 in. (161.3 × 125.7 cm)
Medium
Screen print on retroreflective vinyl with aluminum backing
Publisher
Delaware Art Museum
Rights
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