Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Catalog Data

Photograph by:
United Press International, American, founded 1907  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 6 3/16 x 8 11/16 in. (15.7 x 22.1 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 7 1/16 x 9 1/16 in. (17.9 x 23 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted:
Canton, Madison County, Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
Date:
July 1966
Description:
Captured during the March Against Fear in Canton, Mississippi, this black-and-white photograph depicts marchers running out of a tent after it has been attacked with tear gas by Mississippi state troopers. Many people are falling to the ground or trying to flee as clouds of the gas rise around them and from beneath the tent canopy. A yellow paper with a typed description of the event is attached to the bottom of the photograph.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Photography  Search this
Police brutality  Search this
U.S. History, 1961-1969  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Howard Greenberg Gallery
Object number:
2012.169.5
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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/fd53b908c31-7be8-4b90-8fcd-f04485b5092b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.169.5