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 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 to the right of frame. City Hall is not visible in this image, but is behind the photographer.
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
2007.1.73.8
Restrictions & Rights
© Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5537a0b72-af8f-4073-8189-91fbc2bda6cf