Image of a civil rights protest outside Greenville City Hall

Created by
Rev. Anderson, Henry Clay, American, 1911 - 1998
Date
January 25, 1965
Medium
Silver gelatin on acetate film
Dimensions
H x W: 5 x 4 in. (12.7 x 10.2 cm)
Description
A black-and-white film negative featuring the image of a picket line outside Greenville City Hall. The image, taken from a low angle, shows a line of men and women marching while carrying homemade protest signs. First in line, a woman carries a sign reading [WE WILL / NOT LET / POLICE / BRUTALITY / CONTINUE]. Behind her a man's sign reads [ALL-MERIT / Greenville / FOR / ALL!]. City Hall is not visible in this image, but is across the street.
Place captured
Greenville, Washington County, Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Movement
Civil Rights Movement
Type
negatives
Topic
Activism
American South
Civil rights
Education
Families
Photography
Segregation
U.S. History, 1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2007.1.73.11
Restrictions & Rights
© Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5c2fc7216-769d-4e2e-acf8-c370f9245323