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Created by:
Bernard Kleina, American  Search this
Subject of:
Chicago Freedom Movement, American, 1965 - 1967  Search this
Mahalia Jackson, American, 1911 - 1972  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
ink on paper
H x W (Image): 6 1/8 x 8 3/4 in. (15.6 x 22.2 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 8 1/2 x 11 in. (21.6 x 27.9 cm)
inkjet prints
Place depicted:
Soldier Field, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
July 10, 1966; printed 2012
A color photograph of Mahalia Jackson at a podium with multiple microphones. Her mouth is open and she is either speaking or singing. She is grasping one of the microphones with right hand. She is wearing a black dress with pink scarf around her neck. The podium is covered in an American flag and part of a round red and white sign is visible in front of it. A crowd of people are sitting and standing behind Mahalia Jackson, including a man holding a white umbrella over her head.
African American  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Photography  Search this
Race discrimination  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
United States--History--1961-1969  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Bernard J. Kleina and Susan Keleher Kleina
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
© Bernard J. Kleina
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National Museum of African American History and Culture