A series of wheat-pasted posters appeared this week in DC’s historic U Street neighborhood to mark Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – under the banner of non-violence and “revolutionary spirit”.
The posters read: “Our only hope today lies in our ability to recapture the revolutionary spirit … declaring eternal hostility to poverty, racism, and militarism.”
The work appears in mid-town’s U Street Corridor, historically known for both turmoil and triumph. “The intersection of 14th Street and U Street was the epicenter of violence and destruction during the 1968 Washington, D.C. riots” (Wikipedia) – and the site of spontaneous celebration 40 years later on the election night of President Barack Obama.
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