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Created by:
Gordon Tenney, American, born 1927  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
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)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted:
Hoxie, Lawrence County, Arkansas, United States, North and Central America
Date:
July 1955
Caption:
"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.
Description:
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.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Children  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Education  Search this
Photography  Search this
Segregation  Search this
U.S. History, 1953-1961  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Howard Greenberg Gallery
Object number:
2012.169.8
Restrictions & Rights:
© Gordon Tenney
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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/fd538b150b6-6291-4b5d-802b-4d0560f2486f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.169.8