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Created by:
Dr. Ernest C. Withers, American, 1922 - 2007  Search this
Subject of:
Menelik Chiremba Fombi, American, born 1955  Search this
Harry Williams, American  Search this
Dwania Kyles, American  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Sheet): 16 × 20 in. (40.6 × 50.8 cm)
H x W (Image): 14 1/4 × 18 in. (36.2 × 45.7 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place depicted:
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1961
Caption:
These students, Michael Willis (now Menelik Fombi), Harry Williams, and Dwania Kyles, were three of the "Memphis 13," the group of thirteen first-graders who integrated four Memphis elementary schools on October 3, 1961. Willis, Williams and Kyles are pictured here on their way to Bruce Elementary School.
Description:
Three children, Michael Willis (now Menelik Fombi), Harry Williams, and Dwania Kyles, smile from a car window on their way to school as a woman, left, looks on.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Children  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Education  Search this
Photography  Search this
U.S. History, 1953-1961  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2009.16.18
Restrictions & Rights:
© Ernest C. Withers Trust
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Movement:
Civil Rights Movement
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5a5a80e7b-85ce-484c-a217-46cf25523dd7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2009.16.18