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Photograph by:
Frank Espada, Puerto Rican, 1930 - 2014  Search this
Subject of:
Young Lords Party, American, founded 1969  Search this
Unidentified Child or Children  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 11 × 17 in. (27.9 × 43.2 cm)
Type:
inkjet prints
Place depicted:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1970; printed later
Description:
A digital print depicting a black-and-white image of a busy kitchen during the New York Young Lords’ breakfast program. A Young Lord is standing behind the seated children on the left. At the center is a long table set with a plastic tablecloth, plastic utensils, and toppings for foods. There are nine children in view seated around the table. The Young Lord watching over wears a light-colored shirt under a dark-colored jacket with dark pants and a belt. The jacket has two buttons one his upper left chest, one with Huey P. Newton’s face and the other with text reading [FREE / HUEY].
The room has three large windows. Behind the seated children, to the far left is the partial view of the cupboards and countertop. To the right is a refrigerator. On the right side wall, between two windows, are three posters placed vertically. The top poster depicts an image of presumably a Black Panther member within a star with text below the star reading [We want FREEDOM We want / Power to determine the / Destiny of OUR BLACK Community]. The second poster below is white with black text reading [FREE HUEY / FREE BOBBY] followed by an image of Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale in front of a sign reading [BLACK PANTHER / PARTY] and the emblem of a black panther at the bottom. The third poster is largely obstructed but visibly text suggests it’s a bilingual text, reading [all power belongs to the… / todo el poder al…].
There are no inscriptions on the print, front or back.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Children  Search this
Communities  Search this
Cooking and dining  Search this
Photography  Search this
Poverty  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture purchased with funds provided by the Smithsonian Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center
Object number:
2021.53.33
Restrictions & Rights:
© Estate of Frank Espada
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
Portfolio/Series:
The Young Lords
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Movement:
African American - Latinx Solidarity
Young Lords Movement
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd51a5a1f96-a42b-4fef-b311-9b1496d9b194
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2021.53.33