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Washington, D.C., protest poster, drawn by Sammie Abbott, late 1960s

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Washington, D.C., protest poster, drawn by Sammie Abbott, late 1960s
D.C. Community Archives, ECTC Collection, Washingtoniana Division, D.C. Public Library

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Words on Things — Some thoughts about words on things

On the Interstate:  I-10, 1956–1990
On the Interstate: I-10, 1956–1990 — Stop the Bulldozers!

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Proposed design for Papago Freeway, 1968


Freeway protest poster
Not a part of the official Smithsonian Collection
This poster, drawn by Sammie Abbott, was displayed at a demonstration protesting the building of a highway through Washington, D.C. African-American neighborhoods.
Physical Description

Artifact. Hand painted sign on paper.

Details
Date Made:
about 1968
Dates Used:
1968 - 1973
Locations:
Dist of Columbia
History
Often, proposals for the new interstate routes were met with concern from the public. In many cities, citizens formed coalitions to oppose the proposed routes. Some were successful at stopping construction or re-routing the highway, but most of the highways were built.

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