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Photograph by:
Sheila Pree Bright, American, born 1967  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., American, 1929 - 1968  Search this
H x W: 6000 pixels × 6000 pixels
File size (Total): 103.08 MB
digital images
digital media - born digital
Place captured:
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Sheila Pree Bright’s images often feature women and celebrate the central role that women historically have played in organizing protests and leading demands for social change. At a Breonna Taylor protest, Bright recalls, “I felt the trauma within the women's voices when they spoke; it was very emotional, fierce, and sobering.”
A digital, black-and-white image of two unidentified protesters at a Black Lives Matter rally on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Atlanta, Georgia. The two women stand at the left and center, with their proper left fists raised in Black Power stances. They are depicted in three-quarters profile with their faces turned towards the left edge of the image. The woman at the center is wearing a light tone, V-neck, long sleeve shirt and has a dark purse strap slung over her proper left shoulder. The woman on the far left is wearing a three-quarter sleeve, dark tone shirt with rose pattern on the front, a fedora, and dark sunglasses. Standing in the right foreground is a man holding the left edge of a dark tone banner. He is facing the viewer with a serious expression on his face. Behind them is a group of protesters, some holding signs. A couple of the signs visible in the background include: [BLACK TRANS / LIVES / MATTER] and [CAPITALISM / HAS OUTLIVED / [ITS?] USEFULNESS / - MLK] printed in white text below a stylized graphic of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In the background are additional protesters and trees.
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
American South  Search this
Black power  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Gender  Search this
Identity  Search this
Justice  Search this
LGBTQ  Search this
Photography  Search this
Race relations  Search this
U.S. History, 2001-  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Sheila Pree Bright
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© Sheila Pree Bright
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Media Arts-Photography
Black Lives Matter
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture