silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
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)
gelatin silver prints
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
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.
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.