If you’re anything like us, you never want to forget the energy and vitality of the many Women’s Marches this weekend, and preserving the signs from those rallies is at the top of our list of priorities. Luckily, a host of museums and organizations around the world have taken up the charge and are collecting placards from the demonstrations to add to their collections of protest art.
From the museum at Michigan State University to the American History Museum in Washington D.C. to Bishopsgate Institute in London, organizations have recognized the historical significance of the clever, angry, hilarious, and politically charged messages carried by marchers around the globe on Saturday, and we can’t wait to see every collection.
Check out some of the institutions, below, looking for placards and share your sign if you held onto it!
The more than 500 Women’s Marches that took place around the U.S. drew an estimated 3.3 million people, what some political scientists say is likely the largest day of protest in American history. Nearly every city in the nation held a “sister march” in solidarity with the larger demonstration going on in Washington, D.C., including tiny Stanley, Idaho — population 63.
The signage at the rallies was among the day’s highlights, showing off the political will and creativity of the American people.
If this is what the resistance looks like, we’d better preserve it. It’s clever, incisive, and fierce AF — and we can’t forget how powerful it feels when millions of people come together to demand better.