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Let Lawrence Live
  • United States
  • Let Lawrence Live, 1983
  • Where object was made: United States
  • nylon
  • Loan from Allan Hanson
  • Not on display
  • EL2012.015
  • Loan: Not in the Spencer's collection
Label Text

Exhibition Label: "Prepared: Strategies for Activists," Apr-2012, Kris Ercums
This banner was made as part of an Anti-Nuclear Protest held in reaction to the iconic 1980s movie The Day After. This movie was a dramatization of the effects of a hypothetical nuclear attack on the United States and was aired on ABC on Sunday, 20 November 1983. The banner was featured in an article about the movie that appeared in Time magazine on October 24, 1983, entitled “The Nightmare Comes Home” (pictured below). The caption reads “Antinuke activists in Lawrence, Kans., put their feelings where their banners are.”