Portrait of Mora Howard
- silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
- H x W (Image): 9 15/16 × 8 in. (25.2 × 20.3 cm)
- H x W (Paper Frame Closed): 17 1/16 × 14 in. (43.3 × 35.6 cm)
- H x W (Paper Frame Open): 17 1/16 × 28 in. (43.3 × 71.1 cm)
- Martha Olson graduated from Northwestern University with her B.A. in Art in 1969, and within a year, she was working more than 800 miles away as the girls’ physical education teacher at Marion High School in Columbia, Mississippi. It was the first year of integration in Mississippi public schools. During that time, Olson photographed local students, their relatives, and other residents of Marion County, which she later compiled into a series entitled, "Marion County Mississippi: 1970-1971."
- A black and white photograph of Mora Howard. Howard is featured from the shoulder up and is wearing a sweater over a shirt with a ruffled collar. Her body is slightly angled towards the right of the photograph. The photograph is mounted to a paper frame. [Mora Howard / 1970 / Martha Olson] is handwritten in pencil on the interior frame below the photograph. On the back of the photograph are handwritten inscriptions identifying the subject, date, and photographer.
- Credit Line
- Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Martha Olson
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- Restrictions & Rights
- © Martha Olson