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Dizzy Gillespie - Boston Gardens, Boston, Mass. - 1967

Image for Dizzy Gillespie - Boston Gardens, Boston, Mass. - 1967
Photograph by
Robert Houston, American, born 1935
Subject of
Gillespie, Dizzy, American, 1917 - 1993
Medium
digital
Dimensions
H x W: 5470pixels × 5545pixels
Type
portraits
digital images
digital media - born analog
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Place depicted
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date
October 27, 1967
Description
This image depicts Dizzy Gillespie standing and singing in front of a microphone at a civil rights fundraiser with Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Holding his trumpet in his left hand, he grasps the microphone with his right. Wearing a dark pinstripe suit and heavy dark rimmed glasses, he stands straight with his head thrown back and mouth open. Stage lights and an indistinct figure with a saxophone can be seen in the background.
Topic
Civil rights
Jazz (Music)
Men
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Robert and Greta Houston
Object number
2014.116.14
Restrictions & Rights
© Robert Houston

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