Police Disperse Marchers with Tear Gas

Created by
Unidentified
Date
1966
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 6 x 8 5/8 in. (15.2 x 21.9 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 7 x 9 in. (17.8 x 22.9 cm)
Description
A black-and-white photograph of African Americans who are trying to escape from their tents that have just been attacked with tear gas by troopers who stand lined up with gas masks and guns in the foreground. A yellow paper with a typed description of the event is attached to the bottom of the photograph.
Place depicted
Canton, Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Movement
Civil Rights Movement
Type
gelatin silver prints
Topic
Civil rights
Photography
U.S. History, 1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Howard Greenberg Gallery
Object number
2012.169.6
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5c2b5df4d-e855-4a23-a595-6fa3fa1c17fa