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Gordon Tenney, American, 1927 - 1966
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Sheet and Image): 8 1/2 x 11 in. (21.6 x 27.9 cm)
H x W (Mat): 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Hoxie, Lawrence County, Arkansas, United States, North and Central America
"Standing together outside in silence, children of Negro cotton farmers timidly await a teacher's instructions to register for school."
Source: "A 'Morally Right' Decision: An Arkansas school board does some soul searching and Negro children enter desegregated classes," Life Magazine, July 25, 1955, p. 29.
A black-and-white photograph of six African American children lined up against a brick wall. A few white children are walking around in the foreground.
U.S. History, 1953-1961
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Howard Greenberg Gallery
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