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Political Protest in the U.S.

Two women holding signs at a protest march. They are talking together on the side of a street.
Leonard Freed
Two Women Hold Signs at Women's Rights Demonstration, New York City, USA
gelatin silver print on paper
10 x 8 in. ( 25.4 x 20.32 cm )
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
A group of people marching in protest outside of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Danny Lyon
March on Washington, [SNCC members and friends defiantly gather to sing freedom songs], from "Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement"
gelatin silver print on paper
14 x 11 in. ( 35.56 x 27.94 cm )
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
This photograph depicts a scene at a crowded political demonstration. A reporter stands at the center of the frame and is interviewing a woman. Behind them are handmade picket signs.
Garry Winogrand
New York City
gelatin silver print on paper
9 1/16 in x 13 7/16 in (23.02 cm x 34.13 cm)
Gift of Stanley T. Lesser, A.B. 1951, J.D. 1953
Photograph of a group of women protestors, smiling and holding posters, as they walk down a street fenced off to cars.
Garry Winogrand
Untitled
gelatin silver print on paper
10 7/8 in x 13 11/16 in (27.62 cm x 34.77 cm);18 1/8 in x 22 in (46.04 cm x 55.88 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas M. Kenyon
In this drawing, four women walkshoulder to shoulder toward the left. They are wearing long skirts of the early twentieth century and sashes, and they are carrying pendants over their right shoulders and small pieces of paper in their left.
John Sloan
Votes for Women
crayon, ink, and graphite on white paper
8 9/16 in x 11 in (21.75 cm x 27.94 cm);14 3/8 in x 19 5/16 in (36.51 cm x 49.05 cm);6 11/16 in x 6 5/16 in (16.99 cm x 16.03 cm)
Museum Purchase
People in a crowd protesting, they are holding American flags.
Roy Arenella
Peace March
gelatin silver print on paper
6 x 9 in. ( 15.24 x 22.86 cm )
Gift from the Collection of David S. Rosen MD, MPH
Josephine Meckseper
Untitled (March on Washington 9/24/05, Coffins, Xray)
chromogenic color print on paper
18 3/8 in x 14 in (46.67 cm x 35.56 cm);15 3/8 in x 10 15/16 in (39.05 cm x 27.78 cm);18 3/8 in x 14 in (46.67 cm x 35.56 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the W. Hawkins Ferry Fund
This work shows a black and white photograph of a crowd of people outdoors, with trees in the background. On the left is a uniformed policeman holding a dog on a leash in one hand and a club in the other. In the center area there is a man, with his back to the viewer, who is being attacked by two dogs. One, controlled by another policeman, is ripping his clothing and the other, with teeth bared, is attacking his right hand. In the crowd there are men watching the attack and looking at the policemen.
Andy Warhol
Birmingham Race Riot
screenprint on paper
20 1/16 in x 24 1/16 in (50.96 cm x 61.12 cm);26 1/8 in x 32 1/16 in (66.36 cm x 81.44 cm)
Gift of Graham and Marianne Smith
A portrait of Andrew Goodman.  His face is oval-shaped and expression slightly worried.  His hair looks swept to the side via a series of long brush strokes.  Above his portrait is his name written in orange-brown ink.
Ben Shahn
Andrew Goodman
serigraph on paper
28 1/4 in. x 24 1/4 in. x 3/4 in. ( 71.76 cm x 61.6 cm x 1.91 cm )
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins
A portrait of James Chaney.  His eyes are enlarged and brows thick.  His hair is made up of many thick brush strokes.  His gaze is centered at the viewer.  Above his head is his name written in brown-orange ink.
Ben Shahn
James Chaney
offset photolithograph on paper
28 1/4 in x 25 1/4 in x 3/4 in (71.76 cm x 64.14 cm x 1.91 cm)
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins
A portrait of Michael Schwerner.  His head is oval-shaped and facial features off-center.  His eyes sit unevenly on his face and his brow slightly furrowed.  His hair is made of many thick brush strokes.  Above his potrait is his name written in brown-orange ink.
Ben Shahn
Michael Schwerner
offset photolithograph on paper
28 1/4 in x 24 1/4 in x 3/4 in (71.76 cm x 61.6 cm x 1.91 cm)
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins
Black line representation of a human head and face, facing the viewer. The head is oval-shaped with vertical parallel lines.  The short hair of the person is represented by thick dots and fine curved lines.  The nose is formed by straight, vertical lines. Eyebrows are drawn with thick, black lines. "We shall Overcome" is printed in a brown-orange ink across the top of the sheet.
Ben Shahn
We Shall Overcome
offset photolithograph on paper
22 in x 16 1/4 in x 3/4 in (55.88 cm x 41.28 cm x 1.91 cm)
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins

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Activism — by seth@whirl-i-gig.com (February 13 2017 @ 12:50 pm)
Civil rights — by seth@whirl-i-gig.com (February 13 2017 @ 12:50 pm)
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