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Violation of her Fourth Amendment Right became a Landmark Civil Rights case
  • Patricia A. Montgomery
    born 1952
    born: Biloxi, Mississippi, United States ; active: United States
  • Violation of her Fourth Amendment Right became a Landmark Civil Rights case, circa 2015
  • Tribute to Civil Rights Movement Heroines
  • Where object was made: United States
  • wool, cotton and batik fabrics, textile thread painting, digital images, buttons
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: small coat
  • Patricia A. Montgomery, Artist
  • Not on display
  • EL2017.027
  • Loan: Not in the Spencer's collection
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Exhibitions

Exhibition Label:
"Narratives of the Soul", 08-Jul-2017
The 1961 Supreme Court case Mapp v. Ohio established that evidence obtained in violation of the Fourth Amendment cannot be used in state law criminal prosecutions. This coat recognizes Dollree Mapp, whose refusal to admit police officers into her home without a search warrant led to this landmark court case.