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Photograph by:
Robert Houston, American, 1935 - 2021  Search this
Subject of:
Dizzy Gillespie, American, 1917 - 1993  Search this
Medium:
digital
Dimensions:
H x W: 5470 pixels × 5545 pixels, 57.86 MB
Type:
portraits
digital images
digital media - born analog
Place depicted:
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date:
October 27, 1967
Description:
This image depicts Dizzy Gillespie standing and singing in front of a microphone at a civil rights fundraiser with Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Holding his trumpet in his left hand, he grasps the microphone with his right. Wearing a dark pinstripe suit and heavy dark rimmed glasses, he stands straight with his head thrown back and mouth open. Stage lights and an indistinct figure with a saxophone can be seen in the background.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Men  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Robert and Greta Houston
Object number:
2014.116.14
Restrictions & Rights:
© Robert Houston
Permission required for use. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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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/fd5fa77161e-8d25-4bc4-837b-11bf56a8a278
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.116.14