Photograph of a woman and the body of Billy Furr, shot by police in Newark Riots

Image for Photograph of a woman and the body of Billy Furr, shot by police in Newark Riots
Photograph by
Lee, Bud, American, 1941 - 2015
Subject of
Furr, Billy, American, 1950 - 1974
Unidentified Woman or Women
Medium
photographic gelatin and silver on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Sheet): 9 3/4 × 8 in. (24.8 × 20.3 cm)
H x W (Image): 9 1/2 × 6 5/16 in. (24.1 × 16 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America
Date
July 1967
Description
A black-and-white photograph depicting a woman in a white dress and dark-colored shoes crouched next to and reaching for a person lying on the sidewalk. The person on the sidewalk appears to be shot in the back and is bleeding. Behind the woman, legs and feet of three other people are visible.
Topic
African American
Civil rights
Military
Photography
Race discrimination
Race relations
United States--History--1961-1969
Urban life
Violence
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2011.57.10.11
Restrictions & Rights
© Bud Lee. Permission required for use.
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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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