A collection of placards used in Black Lives Matter demonstrations across Wales are now on display in the ‘Wales Is’ gallery at St Fagans National Museum of History.

A selection of placards were donated to the Amgueddfa Cymru – which is made up of seven museums and a collections centre – following Black Lives Matter demonstrations in the summer of 2020.

The demonstrations followed the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, sparking anti-racist protests around the world. Demonstrations and marches were held across Wales including in Cardiff, Swansea and Aberystwyth.

The display also features photographs and individual accounts from activists who took part in the protests.

Sioned Hughes, Head of Public History and Archaeology at Amgueddfa Cymru, said:
“Collecting contemporary material is a core part of Amgueddfa Cymru’s work, to ensure that the national collection represents the diverse experiences of people living in Wales today and in the past.”

Hughes said it was important to display the placards “to tell the story of the Black Lives Matter movement in Wales and its impact on communities.”

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