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Photograph by
Williams, Milton, American, born 1940
Subject of
National Council of Negro Women, founded 1935
Bethune, Mary McLeod, American, 1875 - 1955
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper, mounting board
H x W (Image and Sheet): 8 x 9 7/8 in. (20.3 x 25.1 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted
Lincoln Park, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
The National Park Service unveils the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) Mary McLeod Bethune memorial statue in Lincoln Park [between Northeast and Southeast] Washington. I climbed up some Park Service scaffolding to get this shot. The workers looked the other way—they knew I wasn’t supposed to be up there. I got the best photos that day.
Milton Williams, Moments in Time, 1973-1993 (Nashville: James C. Winston Publishing Co., 1996), 51.
A black-and-white photograph of a large crowd of people gathered in Lincoln Park for the unveiling of a statue of Mary McLeod Bethune. The photograph is attached to a thick mounting board. The board is stamped and inscribed on the back.
African American
Civil rights
Local and regional
Social reform
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Milton Williams Archives
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© Milton Williams
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