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Photograph by:
Leonard Freed, American, 1929 - 2006  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Child or Children  Search this
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, American, founded 1963  Search this
Printed by:
Brigitte Freed, American  Search this
Pablo Inirio  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image): 8 7/8 × 13 1/8 in. (22.5 × 33.3 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 11 × 13 15/16 in. (27.9 × 35.4 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place captured:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Place printed:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
August 28, 1963; printed 2013
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of a group of students participating in the March on Washington, August 28, 1963. The male students are wearing white button down shirts, with dark ties and tie pins, while the female students are wearing white blouses and dark skirts. All of the students are wearing identical dark jackets with white seams. Visible on many of the jackets are small white patches with an anchor logo just below the proper right shoulder, and many of the students have letters patches on the sleeves of their jackets. In the background there is a large body of March participants in front of a line of trees.
On the verso of the image are handwritten inscriptions that provide the image date, event information, location, image number, the name of the printer, and the signature of the donor. There are also two (2) stamp marks in black ink in the bottom right corner of the verso.
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Education  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Photography  Search this
Politics  Search this
Race relations  Search this
U.S. History, 1961-1969  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Brigitte Freed in memory of Leonard Freed
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Restrictions & Rights:
© Leonard Freed & Magnum Photos, Inc
Permission required for use. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture