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Photograph by:
Jill Freedman, American, born 1939  Search this
Subject of:
Poor People's Campaign, American, 1967 - 1968  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin and photographic paper
H x W (Image): 8 7/8 × 12 15/16 in. (22.6 × 32.9 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 10 7/8 × 13 15/16 in. (27.7 × 35.4 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
1968; printed September 2017
A silver gelatin print depicting a black-and-white image of a police officer holding a baton behind their back and facing a crowd of demonstrators. Part of the crowd is visible to the right of frame. The front line of the visible crowd consists of a man in a clerical collar holding a Bible in one hand with his other arm around a woman next to him. The woman wears a printed dress, a kerchief on her head, and tennis shoes and carries a pocketbook. Next to the woman is a man in light shirt and dark colored jacket and a young boy wearing dark jacket and pants. Each person is looking up and to the right of frame, away from the police officer. The print is signed on the back in graphite [Jill Freedman].
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Police brutality  Search this
Politics  Search this
Poverty  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
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
© Jill Freedman
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture