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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Medical
Coronavirus Disease 2019 ➔ Face Mask

Identifier:
2020.145.4
Description:
This face mask has elastic ear bands and is made of white cotton fabric with the phrase "Black Lives Matter" along the top. It was created during the COVID-19 pandemic by local artist Reginald James in support of the Black Lives Matter movement following the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer on May 25th, 2020. In response to Floyd's death, protests took place nationally and internationally in support of the movement, some of which resulted in riots. Because Floyd's death occurred during the COVID crisis, protesters were strongly encouraged to wear face masks when gathering, leading some individuals to create masks to support the cause. 
Date:
June 2020
Materials:
Cotton, Elastic
Dimensions:
4" h 8" w
Source:
Gift of Reginald James
Makers/Donors
Reginald James
Reginald James is an artist and designer from Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is the owner of RegJames Klothing company and is a sewing and design instructor in Grand Rapids. 

Reginald James
Reginald James is an artist and designer from Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is the owner of RegJames Klothing company and is a sewing and design instructor in Grand Rapids. 
Related Place
Grand Rapids