Brothers Beware

Image for Brothers Beware
Created by
Terry, Roderick, American
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Printed by
Penn Camera, American, 1954 - 2012
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
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)
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted
National Mall, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
October 16, 1995
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.
African American
Civil rights
Local and regional
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
Restrictions & Rights
© Roderick Terry
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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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