Library of Congress to Display Artwork from 2020 Black Lives Matter Protests in New Online Exhibit

The security fence at Lafayette Square on Monday. | JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS

The fence that once stood between protesters and the White House at Lafayette Park during the summer of 2020 (also known as the Black Lives Matter memorial), displayed hundreds of signs, posters and artwork left by protesters following the murder of George Floyd.

While authorities took down the fence in early 2021, activists made it their mission to preserve every artifact — knowing that each sign represents a part of the nation’s history.

Now, thanks to the help of activists and archivists, the pieces of artwork that once served as a memorial of the movement are being displayed in a new online exhibit on the Library of Congress’ website.

According to the Library, more than 30 pieces of artwork are now available online.