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Photograph by
Williams, Milton, American, born 1940
Subject of
Johnson, Fortas
People United to Save Humanity, American, founded 1971
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper, mounting board
Dimensions
H x W (Image and Sheet): 9 7/8 x 7 15/16 in. (25.1 x 20.2 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date
January 15, 1975
Description
A black-and-white photograph of an protester with a large sign on his back. It says, “My name is Ulysses. I am asking the people of the people’s republic of China, to prepare a place for the children of my people…I am asking the government of the United States to let these children go… The white people are trying to destroy the black people through starvation and the birth control system…” To the left a man dressed as Abraham Lincoln walks by. The photograph is attached to a thick mounting board. The board is stamped and inscribed on the back.
Topic
African American
Local and regional
Photography
Race relations
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Milton Williams Archives
Object number
2011.15.42
Restrictions & Rights
© Milton Williams
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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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