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The step team adds energy to the services at Alfred Street Baptist Church, Alexandria, Virginia, 2003

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Photograph by:
Jason Miccolo Johnson, American  Search this
Subject of:
Alfred Street Baptist Church, American, founded 1803  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (sheet): 15 7/8 x 19 7/8 in. (40.3 x 50.5 cm)
H x W (image): 12 3/8 x 18 1/2 in. (31.4 x 47 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place captured:
Alexandria, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
2003; printed 2012
A black-and-white photograph of two lines of women and men performing in front of an altar. One line is facing the right side of the photograph while the other is facing the left side. They are all performing the same move. Their knees are slightly bent, their left legs are stepping forward, and their right arms are extended with their hands making a fist. People are standing and sitting on either side of them on the altar or in church pews. No inscriptions on the front or back.
African American  Search this
Baptist  Search this
Dance  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Photography  Search this
Religion  Search this
The Black Church  Search this
Worship services  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Restrictions & Rights:
© Jason Miccolo Johnson
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