Birmingham Protests

Image for Birmingham Protests
Created by
Moore, Charles, American, 1931 - 2010
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 8 3/4 x 13 1/8 in. (22.2 x 33.4 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted
Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Date
1963; printed later
Description
A black-and-white photograph of African American men and women running while soaking wet after being sprayed by high-pressure fire hoses. There is an African American man (also soaked) centered in the foreground of the picture standing and looking to his left. There is a stream of water coming from a hose in the background. The print is signed [Charles Moore] on the back in pencil.
Topic
African American
Civil rights
Photography
Violence
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2011.49.3
Restrictions & Rights
© Charles Moore
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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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