Black Lives Matter Protest at 161 and High Street, June 2, 2020

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Black Lives Matter Protest at 161 and High Street, June 2, 2020 is a picture, with genre photograph.

It was created on Tuesday, June 2, 2020.

Jennifer Simcic is the Photographer.

This photograph shows participants in a Black Lives Matter protest on the southwest corner of 161 and High Street in Worthington. Participants hold signs stating "We've Got a Lot of Work to Do," "End Police Brutality" and "Black Lives Matter." Passing cars honked to show their support.

The Black Lives Matter protests of 2020 began at the end of May, following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, along with a history of systemic racism and police brutality against Black people. Tens of millions of people in cities across the United States and world participated in the protests. A July 3, 2020 article in “The New York Times” estimated that the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020 may be the largest movement in United States history. Worthington was the site of several protests.

Another indication of the year's events is the sign posted in the background by the City of Worthington stating "Stay at Home/Stay Healthy/Stop COVID-19." The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is also evident in the masks worn by protestors.

It covers the topics race relations, racism, Black Lives Matter Protests and police.

It covers the city Worthington. It covers the area Old Worthington.

The original is in a private collection.

This file was born digital in the format video/jpeg.

The Worthington Memory identification code is wcd0331.

This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on December 10, 2020. It was last updated December 12, 2020.