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Photograph by:
Dr. Ernest C. Withers, American, 1922 - 2007  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Unidentified Child or Children  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted:
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1950s
Description:
This black-and-white photograph depicts the entrance to a Memphis zoo. At front and center is a sign reading "NO WHITE PEOPLE ALLOWED IN ZOO TODAY." Behind it, several African Americans can be seen in the zoo.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Photography  Search this
Segregation  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2009.16.2
Restrictions & Rights:
© Ernest C. Withers Trust
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5148307ff-c8f8-47ce-9c06-d35776cbbf9e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2009.16.2