Alabama Fire Department Aims High-Pressure Water Hoses at Civil Rights Demonstrators

Created by
Moore, Charles, American, 1931 - 2010
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
Date
May 1963; printed 2007
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 12 13/16 x 19 3/16 in. (32.5 x 48.7 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
Description
A black-and-white photograph of two African American men and an African American woman being sprayed with high-pressure fire hoses. They are leaning against the glass windows of a brick building. The man on the far right is being hit directly in the lower back with the stream of water from the hose. The print is signed [Charles Moore] on the back in pencil.
Place depicted
Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Movement
Civil Rights Movement
Type
gelatin silver prints
Topic
American South
Civil rights
Photography
U.S. History, 1961-1969
Violence
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2011.49.1
Restrictions & Rights
© Charles Moore
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5223ee411-5196-4ab3-8d4f-d0fc4fa8954f