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Robert Talley Mural

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Identifier: MSS0515

Scope and Contents

The Robert Talley Mural is a mural painted by Talley with acrylic paint, on a blue and white striped, cotton bedsheet that formerly belonged to Civil Rights leader John Lewis. The sheet features a portrait of Lewis with U.S.O.R. (United States of Racism) on the top of the sheet and "Good Trouble" on the bottom of the sheet. The sheet is preserved by the archive in a tube, 5.5 linear feet in length.

Dates

  • 2020

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Biographical / Historical

Robert "Bobby Danger" Talley is an artist in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He is the co-founder of the United States of Racism (U.S.O.R.) project. He created a mural of John Lewis on a bedsheet which belonged to John Lewis at the Occupy Winston-Salem 49 day occupation of Bailey Park for the Justice for John Neville protest.

Extent

5.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Robert "Bobby Danger" Talley is an artist in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He is the co-founder of the United States of Racism (U.S.O.R.) project. He created a mural of John Lewis on a bedsheet which belonged to John Lewis at the Occupy Winston-Salem 49 day occupation of Bailey Park for the Justice for John Neville protest.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Robert Talley in October 2020.

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Processing Information

Processed and encoded by Stacey Krim, November 2020.
Title
Robert Talley Mural
Author
Stacey Krim
Date
2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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