Seriousness of Purpose

Created 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 men standing in the crowd of the Million Man March. The three men in the foreground look past the viewer with stern expressions. Two wear jackets and one wears a white sweatshirt decorated with faces of African American community leaders and the words "Million Man March." The figure to his left wears headphones around his neck and carries a pennant on a stick that reads "DAY OF ATONEMENT." The crowd recedes into a background of trees.
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
Local and regional
Men
Photography
U.S. History, 1969-2001
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Roderick Terry
Object number
2013.99.20
Restrictions & Rights
© Roderick Terry
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5bb57c1a8-2de0-413a-b8b9-4007efe1123a