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Black Lives Matter Demonstration Photographs


Held at: Princeton University Library: University Archives [Contact Us]

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This collection consists of digital photographs documenting Black Lives Matter demonstrations held at Princeton University in June 2020, following the murders and killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbury, and other Black people across the United States in 2020. These include photographs taken at the "Justice for George Floyd: Princeton in Solidarity" protest on June 3rd, 2020, in front of the FitzRandolph Gate. This peaceful protest was organized by Valeria Torres-Olivares '22, Priya Vulchi '22, Harvard student Winona Guo, Princeton High School student Kyara Torres-Olivares, and Princeton High School alumnus Sumaiyya Stephens. The photographs were taken by Code Equal, the nonprofit that Valeria and Kyara Torres-Olivares run. There are also photographs of protest signs left over at FitzRandolph Gate from a weekend demonstration that occurred around June 23rd, 2020. These photographs were taken by Valencia Johnson, Archivist for Student Life, on behalf of the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students.

Materials were transferred to the University Archives from Valeria Torres-Olivares (AR.2020.069) and Valencia Johnson (AR.2020.068) in 2020.

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This collection was processed by Valencia Johnson in 2020. Finding aid written by Kelly Bolding in June 2022.

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No materials were removed from the collection during 2022 processing beyond routine appraisal practices.

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Kelly Bolding
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Justice for George Floyd: Princeton in Solidarity Protest Photographs, 2020. 95 digital files.
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95 digital files

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Photographs of Protest Signs on FitzRandolph Gate, 2020. 108 digital files.
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