Image of a civil rights protest outside Greenville City Hall

Image for Image of a civil rights protest outside Greenville City Hall
Photograph by
Rev. Anderson, Henry Clay, American, 1911 - 1998
Medium
Silver gelatin on acetate film
Dimensions
H x W: 5 x 4 in. (12.7 x 10.2 cm)
Type
negatives
Place captured
Greenville, Washington County, Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
Date
January 25, 1965
Description
A black-and-white film negative featuring the image of civil rights protesters in Greenville, Mississippi. The image features a line of men and women walking single file in two lines, while holding handmade protest signs, while a line of people face them, visible only in shadows. Just right of center, a woman in a light-colored coat and scarf holds a sign reading, [We REJECT / the / "GRADE / A- / YEAR" / PLAN]. Behind her are two men whose signs are only partially visible, followed by a woman carrying a sign stating, [GREENVILLE / DEMERIT / AWARD / POOR / HOUSING].
Topic
African American
Activism
American South
Civil rights
Education
Photography
Segregation
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2007.1.73.1
Restrictions & Rights
© Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture
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Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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