A series of interactive posters that together provide a designed retrospective of events colloquially known as "race riots." Particularly frequent during the late 19th and 20th centuries, these riots included instances of state sanctioned mass-murder against African American populations, as well as civil unrest sparked by a combination of racial and socioeconomic tensions. Despite their prevalence and the lasting impact that they have had on our country, cities, and populace, very few of these events are taught in classrooms or discussed.
The form of the project was inspired by the archived newspapers that served as my primary sources of research. Headlines from old coverage of these events were appropriated, spliced, and rearranged to provide an illustration of the events, as well as an analysis of the dialogue surrounding them.
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