Harlem Peace March

  • Image for Harlem Peace March
  • Image for Harlem Peace March
2 images
Photograph by
Levy, Builder, American, born 1942
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
Unidentified Child or Children
Medium
gold toned silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 8 5/8 × 12 7/8 in. (21.9 × 32.7 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 10 7/8 × 13 15/16 in. (27.6 × 35.4 cm)
Type
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
April 15, 1967; printed 2016
Description
A black and white photograph of men, women, and children marching down a street in Harlem, New York, in the Harlem Peace March on April 15, 1967. The marchers are carrying signs that read: [Black Men Should Fight White Racism, Not Vietnamese Freedom Fighters / Stop the War Now!], [USA / Get Out of Vietnam Now] and [Black People: 53% of the Dead, 2% of the Bread...Why? / Stop the war Now!]. The marchers in the front row are looking towards the camera and there are brownstone buildings visible in the background. 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
Justice
Photography
Race discrimination
Race relations
Urban life
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
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
2017.43.3
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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