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Photograph of a boy walking ahead of soliders during the Newark Riots

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Photograph by
Charles, Don Hogan, American, 1938 - 2017
Subject of
Unidentified Child or Children
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
Medium
photographic gelatin and silver on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Sheet): 8 1/8 × 10 1/16 in. (20.6 × 25.6 cm)
H x W (Image): 6 5/8 × 9 5/8 in. (16.8 × 24.4 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 child in the forefront, with his hands raised, looking over his right shoulder and walking ahead of a group of soldiers. The soliders are armed with rifles with bayonet attachments, and are walking down the sidewalk in front of the store Krafchick & Son Curtains and Linens. A group of women are clustered to the right of the photograph, standing in storefronts and watching the soldiers pass, while to the left of the photograph men and children are standing in the street, also watching the soliders.
Topic
African American
Children
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
2011.57.10.5
Restrictions & Rights
© Don Hogan Charles/The New York Times/ Redux. Permission required for use.
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Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture