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Photograph by:
Michael A. McCoy, American, born 1982  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Colin Rand Kaepernick, American, born 1987  Search this
National Football League, American, founded 1920  Search this
Time Inc., American, founded 1922  Search this
Devin Allen, American, born 1989  Search this
David Von Drehle, American, born 1961  Search this
Freddie Gray, American, 1990 - 2015  Search this
Medium:
digital
Dimensions:
H x W: 6000 pixels × 4780 pixels (6000 × 4780 cm)
Total: 82.09 MB
Type:
digital images
digital media - born digital
Place captured:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
August 23, 2017
Description:
A digital, color image of a man and a woman wearing graphic T-shirts with the Time magazine cover featuring Devin Allen’s photo from Freddie Gray protests. The image was taken by Michael A. McCoy during the United We Stand: Rally For Colin Kaepernick at the National Football League Headquarters. The unidentified rally attendees are seated on white marble steps in front of St. Bartholomew’s Church in mid-town Manhattan. The man sits on the step above the woman with his legs spread apart and feet planted two steps below. The woman is seated between his legs on the step below, with her back resting against his proper left thigh. They are facing viewer with serious expressions on their faces. The woman’s elbows are resting on her thighs with her hands folded over each other. They are wearing shorts, black sneakers, and matching, black T-shirts with a graphic of the cover of Time Vol. 185 No. 17 (May 11, 2015) on the front. The neckline of the woman’s shirt has been modified to widen the neckline so that it falls off the shoulder. The Time magazine graphic on the front of the T-shirts has a main cover line that reads [AMERICA, 1968] written in white text with a red ink strikethrough over [1968] and with [2015] printed in a red handwritten style font written above [1968]. Printed smaller, black text below reads [WHAT HAS CHANGED. / WHAT HASN’T]. The name of the author is printed in smaller white text below that reads [BY DAVID VON DREHLE]. The text is overlaid on top of a black-and-white photograph by Devin Allen of the Baltimore protests that erupted in the aftermath of Freddie Gray’s death while in police custody. The photograph depicts an unidentified man running from a line of charging police in riot gear on a city street in Baltimore, Maryland. The man, in the right foreground, wears a medium tone plain shirt, dark pants, and dark tone shoes. He has on a white baseball-style cap worn backwards, and a dark-colored handkerchief tied at the back of his head and pulled up over his nose and mouth. The graphic of the magazine cover has a thin red border. Behind the couple, in the background, is the neoclassical exterior of St. Bartholomew’s Church with a double set of wooden doors with glass and black wrought iron decorative elements next to a carved, floral pattern marble panel and a carved, white marble column.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Football  Search this
Photography  Search this
Police brutality  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Sports  Search this
U.S. History, 2001-  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Michael A. McCoy
Object number:
2021.41
Restrictions & Rights:
© Michael A. McCoy
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Movement:
Black Lives Matter
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd51ff81e3e-c844-4650-b33f-5efe5e6f79b3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2021.41