Martin and Malcolm

Image for Martin and Malcolm
Created by
Terry, Roderick, American
Subject of
Dr. King, Martin Luther Jr., American, 1929 - 1968
X, Malcolm, American, 1925 - 1965
Unidentified Man or Men
Printed by
Penn Camera, American, 1954 - 2012
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 13 11/16 x 10 5/8 in. (34.8 x 27 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 14 x 11 in. (35.6 x 27.9 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place depicted
National Mall, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date
October 16, 1995
Description
This black-and-white photograph depicts two men holding paintings of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. The man in the foreground carries a painted portrait of Malcolm X, in a suit and glasses. Grasping the portrait in both hands, the man peers out from behind the painting. He wears an open jacket with a white shirt that reads partially "[...] DC, Oct. 16, 1995." The man behind him is obscured by the portrait he carries of Martin Luther King Jr. In it, Dr. King is featured in the center, weeping. The portrait corners depict small vignettes of African American men in prison jumpsuits and being the object of racial discrimination.
Topic
African American
Activism
Civil rights
Local and regional
Men
Photography
United States--History--1969-2001
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Roderick Terry
Object number
2013.99.27
Restrictions & Rights
© Roderick Terry
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series
One Million Strong
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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