William Edwin Jones pushes daughter Renee Andrewnetta Jones (8 months old) during protest march on Main St. in Memphis Tennessee.

Photograph by
Dr. Withers, Ernest C., American, 1922 - 2007
Subject of
Jones, William Edwin, American
Dr. Jeffrey, Renee Jones, American, born 1961
Date
August 1961
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Sheet): 19 7/8 × 15 15/16 in. (50.5 × 40.5 cm)
H x W (Image): 14 5/8 × 14 15/16 in. (37.1 × 37.9 cm)
Description
This black-and-white photograph depicts an African American man with his baby daughter in a stroller on the left. He holds a sign that says "DADDY, I WANT TO BE FREE." On the right, a Memphis police cruiser sits by the curb as the white police officers look at the man.
Place depicted
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Type
gelatin silver prints
Topic
Civil rights
Photography
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2009.16.3
Restrictions & Rights
© Ernest C. Withers Trust
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd519a733cc-670b-43ea-bebf-962bb0399a10
1 image(s)