Liturgical dancers leap into "sanctified air" during the ceremonial groundbreaking service for the new Metropolitan Baptist Church, Largo, Maryland, 2004

Image for Liturgical dancers leap into
Photograph by
Johnson, Jason Miccolo, American
Subject of
Metropolitan Baptist Church, American, founded 1864
Unidentified Woman or Women
Unidentified Man or Men
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (sheet): 15 15/16 x 19 7/8 in. (40.5 x 50.5 cm)
H x W (image): 12 7/16 x 18 11/16 in. (31.6 x 47.5 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place captured
Largo, Prince George's County, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
2004; printed 2012
A black-and-white photograph of two women jumping with arms and legs outstretched. They are wearing loose fitting pants and shirts. Several men and women dressed formally are standing behind them. No inscriptions on the front or back.
African American
Local and regional
Religious groups
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© Jason Miccolo Johnson
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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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