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Photograph by:
Dr. Ernest C. Withers, American, 1922 - 2007  Search this
Subject of:
Little Rock Central High School, American, founded 1927  Search this
Carlotta Walls LaNier, American, born 1942  Search this
Melba Patillo Beals, American, born 1941  Search this
Elizabeth Eckford, American, born 1941  Search this
Minnijean Brown-Trickey, American, born 1941  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Sheet): 16 × 19 7/8 in. (40.6 × 50.5 cm)
H x W (Image): 15 × 18 1/8 in. (38.1 × 46 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted:
Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1957
Description:
A black-and-white photograph depicting (l-r) Carlotta Walls LaNier, Melba Patillio Beals, Elizabeth Eckford, and Minnijean Brown-Trickey exiting a car outside of Little Rock Central High School. Other students (likely other members of the Little Rock Nine) are remain in the car. A service member is assisting Elizabeth Eckford as she exits the car. In the distance, a crowd can be seen gathered in front of the school.
Topic:
African American  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:
2009.16.1
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/fd555607599-b134-4c1c-8887-aea339f022fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2009.16.1