Photograph of The Last Poets from the film Right On!

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2 images
Photograph by
Danska, Herbert, American, born 1927
Subject of
Luciano, Felipe, American, born 1948
Kain, Gylan, American
Nelson, David, American
Medium
photographic gelatin and silver on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image and sheet): 5 x 7 in. (12.7 x 17.8 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
Date
1970
Description
A black-and-white photograph of The Last Poets from the film Right On!. The image features from left to right, Gylan Kain, Felipe Luciano, and David Nelson. Kain is pictured seated, in profile, wearing a light colored shirt. Luciano is pictured standing, center, in a dark-colored turtleneck with his proper right fist raised in a black power gesture. Nelson is pictured standing, in profile, wearing a leather jacket.
On the verso is a stamped inscription reading [ "RIGHT ON!" / A FILM BY HERBERT DANSKA / WRITTEN BY AND STARRING / KAIN | DAVID NELSON | FELIPE LUCIANO / A WOODIE KING JR. PRODUCTION / A LEACOCK PENNEBAKER RELEASE / cable: FILMAKERS, U.S.A.].
Topic
African American
Film
Hip hop (Music)
Photography
Spoken word (Poetry)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Herbert Danska
Object number
2012.38.1
Restrictions & Rights
© Herbert Danska
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Second Floor, 2 050
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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