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Photograph by:
Dr. Ron Simmons, American, 1950 - 2020  Search this
Subject of:
Marsha P. Johnson, American, 1945 - 1992  Search this
reversal film and plastic
H x W: 2 × 2 in. (5.1 × 5.1 cm)
color slides
Place depicted:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
A color photographic slide of activist Marsha P. Johnson marching in a gay rights demonstration. Johnson looks directly at the camera, smiling, and holding a black quilt with gold, purple, and white embellishments, while she herself wears black apparel with silver sequin collar and cuffs, with rhinestone earrings and necklaces. She also carries a gray fur stole over her proper right shoulder. In the background, individuals can be seen carrying a pink banner with the word [LESBIAN] written on the top. The front of the gray encasement that houses the slide is dated [OCT 82W4] and [City Chant 2] is handwritten in pencil just above the photo.
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Identity  Search this
LGBTQ  Search this
Sexuality  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 Ron Simmons
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
© Ron Simmons
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
The Ron Simmons Photography Collection
Media Arts-Photography
Archival Collections
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture