Digital print of multiple images with the text Historical Amnesia

Image for Digital print of multiple images with the text Historical Amnesia
Created by
Kleina, Bernard, American
Subject of
Chicago Freedom Movement, American, 1965 - 1967
Unidentified Child or Children
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 6 x 8 3/4 in. (15.2 x 22.2 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 8 1/2 x 11 in. (21.6 x 27.9 cm)
Type
inkjet prints
Place depicted
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 2004; printed 2012
Description
A color photograph composite of a young man's face looking into the camera. It is a composite of multiple photos; behind the boy's face is a city street scene with shadowy figures on the pavement. Layered over the boy's face are the words "HISTORICAL AMNESIA” repeated seven times.
Topic
African American
Civil rights
Photography
Race discrimination
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Bernard J. Kleina and Susan Keleher Kleina
Object number
2013.140.6
Restrictions & Rights
© Bernard J. Kleina
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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