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Photograph by:
Leonard Freed, American, 1929 - 2006  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
President Ronald Reagan, American, 1911 - 2004  Search this
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., American, 1929 - 1968  Search this
National Conference of Black Lawyers, American, founded 1968  Search this
Steel Valley Unemployed Center, American  Search this
Tri-State Conference on Manufacturing, American, founded 1979  Search this
20th Anniversary March on Washington, founded 1983  Search this
Printed by:
Brigitte Freed, American  Search this
Pablo Inirio  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image): 13 1/8 × 8 3/4 in. (33.3 × 22.3 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 13 15/16 × 11 in. (35.4 × 27.9 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 27, 1983; printed 2013
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of a crowd of participants holding protest signs during the twentieth anniversary of the March on Washington, August 27, 1983. A large protest sign depicting a [WANTED] poster of Ronald Reagan is centrally depicted. Below Reagan’s image is the text [Ronnie Reagan / ROBS THE POOR - / GIVES TO THE RICH / STEEL VALLEY UNEMPLOYED CENTER / TRI-STATE CONFERENCE / HOMESTEAD, P.A.]. On the left side of the image is a protest sign that reads [NATIONAL / CONFERENCE / OF/ BLACK LAWYERS]. In the foreground is a third protest sign depicting an illustration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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
Associations and institutions  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Labor  Search this
Law  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Photography  Search this
Politics  Search this
Professional organizations  Search this
Race relations  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  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
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
© Leonard Freed & Magnum Photos, Inc
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
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture