African Holocaust

Photograph by
Terry, Roderick, American
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Million Man March, American, founded 1995
Printed by
Penn Camera, American, 1954 - 2012
Date
October 16, 1995
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 10 5/8 x 13 11/16 in. (27 x 34.8 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
Description
This black-and-white photograph depicts two men holding a long white banner. Written in black text it reads "AFRIKAN HOLOCAUST / 400 YRS AND STILL / IN PROGRESS." The word STILL is underlined. There is also a hand drawn picture of the African continent bleeding. The figure on the left wears a beret, dark shirt, sunglasses and combat boots. He carries a small flag in his left hand and a large white flag with writing in his right. He looks directly at the viewer. The other figure wears a baseball cap and sweatshirt, and looks to his left. The strap of a bag is visible over his left shoulder. Behind them is a milling crowd of men with the Washington Monument in the background.
Place depicted
National Mall, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Portfolio/Series
One Million Strong
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Type
gelatin silver prints
Topic
Activism
Civil rights
Justice
Local and regional
Men
Photography
U.S. History, 1969-2001
Violence
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Roderick Terry
Object number
2013.99.15
Restrictions & Rights
© Roderick Terry
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5b3f18d55-8223-4822-b2a9-4248e76b63f2