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Hot Town Poster

  • Aired: 08/16/2010
  • 17:37
  • Rating: TV-G
The words and images on this poster draw battle lines. We see a photo of what looks like a stern police officer, a clenched fist, and the wording: "Hot Town - Pigs in the Streets... But the streets belong to the people! Dig it?" Who made this poster and why? Tukufu Zuberi brings all the pieces together.
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What role did this striking poster play in the explosive events of 1960s America?
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