Shit List

Image for Shit List
Created by
Martin, Spider, American, 1939 - 2003
Subject of
Dr. King, Martin Luther Jr., American, 1929 - 1968
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 10 9/16 x 13 5/8 in. (26.8 x 34.6 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted
Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Date
1965; printed 1995
Description
A black-and-white photograph of a billboard along the Selma to Montgomery march route. The board purports to show Martin Luther King, Jr. at a Communist training school. On the reverse, the photographer's account accuses J. Edgar Hoover of having the sign erected.
Topic
African American
Civil rights
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2011.14.9
Restrictions & Rights
© 1965 Spider Martin
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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