Professor preserves Women’s March signs


Protesters placed signs throughout the city after the march concluded including outside the Washington D.C. District Court of Appeals on Saturday, January 21, 2017.

Madison Rexroat

After the Women’s March, Boston edition, a professor at Northeastern University, Nathan Felde, noticed the uniqueness and power of the hordes of signs left behind. That’s when he decided to save them.

The signs, left on the sidewalks of Boston, were to be disposed of later that day. Felde, however, recognized that those signs offered a rare, physical glimpse into a historical movement. Activism today is often limited to social media, but the posters made by Women’s March protesters provided artifacts that Felde and his colleagues collected for a larger purpose.

Felde and Patrick Yott, an associate dean of libraries, plan to create an exhibit of the posters to display the creativity and passion for a cause close to many hearts, and indicative of a larger social shift.

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