Photograph by
Dr. Withers, Ernest C., American, 1922 - 2007
Subject of
Little Rock Central High School, American, founded 1927
LaNier, Carlotta Walls, American, born 1942
Patillo Beals, Melba, American, born 1941
Eckford, Elizabeth, American, born 1941
Brown-Trickey, Minnijean, American, born 1941
Date
1957
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Sheet): 16 × 19 7/8 in. (40.6 × 50.5 cm)
H x W (Image): 15 × 18 1/8 in. (38.1 × 46 cm)
Description
A black-and-white photograph depicting (l-r) Carlotta Walls LaNier, Melba Patillio Beals, Elizabeth Eckford, and Minnijean Brown-Trickey exiting a car outside of Little Rock Central High School. Other students (likely other members of the Little Rock Nine) are remain in the car. A service member is assisting Elizabeth Eckford as she exits the car. In the distance, a crowd can be seen gathered in front of the school.
Place depicted
Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Movement
Civil Rights Movement
Type
gelatin silver prints
Topic
Civil rights
Education
Photography
U.S. History, 1953-1961
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2009.16.1
Restrictions & Rights
© Ernest C. Withers Trust
Permission required for use. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd555607599-b134-4c1c-8887-aea339f022fa

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