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Political art set to sweep billboards across 50 US states ahead of 2018 midterms

Residents of Pearl, Mississippi, were surprised to see a “Make America Great Again” billboard appear on a roadside in November 2016. The slogan may have been familiar in the staunchly Republican city, but on this occasion it was printed in block letters over an iconic photograph from the civil rights era.

The original image (“Two Minute Warning” by photographer Spider Martin) shows the standoff between policemen and black protestors — including the civil rights leaders John Lewis and Hosea Williams — during the 1965 Selma to Montgomery March. Moments after it was taken, a number of the demonstrators were brutally beaten by police.
The controversial billboard was the work of For Freedoms, an organization using art to promote democratic participation.
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