I AM A (WO)MAN

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2 images
Photograph by
Levy, Builder, American, born 1942
Subject of
Unidentified Woman or Women
Dr. King, Martin Luther Jr., American, 1929 - 1968
Medium
gold toned silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 12 15/16 × 8 5/8 in. (32.9 × 21.9 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 13 15/16 × 10 7/8 in. (35.4 × 27.6 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
Date
April 8, 1968; printed 2016
Description
A black and white photograph of a woman holding a poster at the Martin Luther King Memorial March in Memphis, Tennessee in 1968. The woman is in the midst of a march and is carrying a sign with printed text that reads: [I AM A MAN]. The sign has been altered by hand to read: [I AM A WoMan]. Other marchers are visible in the background carrying similar signs. They marchers are walking down a street in Memphis that is lined with buildings on either side. The back of the photograph includes the photographer's signature, information about the subject of the photograph, and printing information.
Topic
African American
Activism
Civil rights
Feminism
Gender
Identity
Photography
United States--History--1961-1969
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Arnika Dawkins and the Arnika Dawkins Gallery
Object number
2017.43.2
Restrictions & Rights
© Builder Levy
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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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