Brothers Beware

Image for Brothers Beware
Created by
Terry, Roderick, American
Subject of
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 speaking together. Standing at three-quarter angles to each other, the young man on the left holds a large sign on a tall pole and a smaller sign around his neck. The large sign reads "Brothers Beware African World Revolution Faces These...Enemies of the African Race." The smaller sign reads "What is One Million Black Men Started World Revolution." The young man, wearing an unzipped sweatshirt and an African mask necklace, faces the viewer smiling. He has a thin beard and mustache. The figure on the right is an older man, wearing a dark suit, light fedora, glasses and a mustache. He looks away from the viewer, laughing.
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
2013.99.28
Restrictions & Rights
© Roderick Terry
See more items in
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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