Image of a civil rights protest outside Greenville City Hall

Image for Image of a civil rights protest outside Greenville City Hall
Created 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
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
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 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. In the center of the frame, a man carries a large sign reading, [11 YEARS / OF / ILLEGAL / SCHOOLS]. A uniformed police officer watches the protesters from the left of frame. City Hall is not visible in this image, but is across the street.
Topic
Activism
American South
Civil rights
Education
Families
Photography
Segregation
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2007.1.73.5
Restrictions & Rights
© Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture

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