Photograph by
Espada, Frank, Puerto Rican, 1930 - 2014
Subject of
Rustin, Bayard, American, 1912 - 1987
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909
1967; printed later
ink on paper
H x W: 8 × 10 in. (20.3 × 25.4 cm)
A digital print depicting a black-and-white image of Bayard Rustin standing on a stage and speaking to a crowd from a podium at the 1967 NAACP Conference in Albany, New York. Behind Rustin is a banner that reads [NEW YORK STATE / CONFERENCE OF / N.A.A.C.P. BRANCHES]. There are several people standing below and by the banner, on the stage and behind Rustin. To the left of Rustin is a poster held up reading [JOIN NAACP] with an image of the scales of justice. The building in the background has tall, arched windows.
Rustin is at the center of the image. He is wearing a dark suit with white shirt and dark tie. The podium is set with several microphones. His proper right hand is in motion, indicating gesturing while speaking.
There are no inscriptions on the front of the print. On the back, in the lower right-hand corner is an inscription written in pencil on a piece of paper attached to the print.
Place depicted
Albany, Albany County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Media Arts-Photography
Civil Rights Movement
inkjet prints
Associations and institutions
Civil rights
U.S. History, 1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture purchased with funds provided by the Smithsonian Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© Estate of Frank Espada
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