Created by
Tenney, Gordon, American, born 1927
Date
July 1955
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Sheet and Image): 8 1/2 x 11 in. (21.6 x 27.9 cm)
H x W (Mat): 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
Caption
"Standing together outside in silence, children of Negro cotton farmers timidly await a teacher's instructions to register for school."
Source: "A 'Morally Right' Decision: An Arkansas school board does some soul searching and Negro children enter desegregated classes," Life Magazine, July 25, 1955, p. 29.
Description
A black-and-white photograph of six African American children lined up against a brick wall. A few white children are walking around in the foreground.
Place depicted
Hoxie, Lawrence County, Arkansas, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Movement
Civil Rights Movement
Type
gelatin silver prints
Topic
Children
Civil rights
Education
Photography
Segregation
U.S. History, 1953-1961
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Howard Greenberg Gallery
Object number
2012.169.8
Restrictions & Rights
© Gordon Tenney
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd538b150b6-6291-4b5d-802b-4d0560f2486f

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