Valerie Wilson at the Intercommunal Youth Institute, Oakland, 1971

Image for Valerie Wilson at the Intercommunal Youth Institute, Oakland, 1971
Photograph by
Shames, Stephen, American, born 1947
Subject of
Wilson, Valerie
Medium
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Sheet): 19 7/8 × 16 in. (50.5 × 40.6 cm)
H x W (Image): 18 5/8 × 12 1/2 in. (47.3 × 31.8 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place depicted
Oakland, Alameda County, California, United States, North and Central America
Date
1971, printed 2014
Description
A black-and-white photograph of a young girl student, Valerie Wilson, standing next to a blackboard in a classroom at the Intercommunal Youth Institute in Oakland, California. She is wearing a school uniform, including a white button-down blouse, a skirt and a beret. Her left hand rests on the top edge of the blackboard. She is looking up and out of frame to the proper left side. Behind Wilson are other students, school desks, and posters on the wall, including a poster of Huey Newton.
Topic
African American
Black power
Education
Photography
Politics (Practical)
Resistance
Social reform
United States--History--1969-2001
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.123.1
Restrictions & Rights
© Stephen Shames
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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