Mayor Marion Barry & Betty Shabazz

Created by
Terry, Roderick, American
Subject of
Mayor Barry, Marion Shepilov Jr., American, 1936 - 2014
Dr. Shabazz, Betty, American, 1934 - 1997
Masters Barry, Cora, American, born 1945
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 Mayor Marion Barry, Jr. of Washington DC, flanked by his then wife, Cora Masters Barry on his left, and Dr. Betty Shabazz on his right. The three are sitting in a row beneath a banner that reads “[...] WASHINGTON, D.C." along the bottom. Dr. Shabazz, wearing a dark dress and holding her purse in her lap looks to the right. Mayor Barry, wearing a suit edged with a traditional African pattern holds up two fingers in a peace sign. Cora Masters Barry, wearing a patterned dress and blazer, smiles directly at the viewer, while waving. In the background are two other figures, a man looking left and a woman, looking right.
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
portraits
Topic
Activism
Civil rights
Local and regional
Men
Photography
Politics
U.S. History, 1969-2001
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Roderick Terry
Object number
2013.99.25
Restrictions & Rights
© Roderick Terry
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5c3bec5e1-65b5-4ff7-bb0a-71dcd0f2c68a