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U.S. Civil Rights Movement

A black and white photograph of a man's profile against a glass door. He faces to the viewer's left, head lowered and eyes closed.
Danny Lyon
John Lewis in Nashville
gelatin silver print on paper
8 ¾ in x 12 ⅞ in (22.23 cm x 32.7 cm);11 in x 14 in (27.94 cm x 35.56 cm)
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
Danny Lyon
The University of Mississippi campus when James Meredith tried to register as the first black student there
gelatin silver print
11 in x 14 in (27.94 cm x 35.56 cm)
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
A black and white photograph of a sidewalk, upon which people sit and stand, backs against a brick building. Some look toward the viewer, and some look to the left.
Danny Lyon
A crowd watches the demonstrators returning to the city hall steps
gelatin silver print on paper
11 in x 14 in (27.94 cm x 35.56 cm);8 ⅝ in x 12 ¾ in (21.91 cm x 32.38 cm)
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
A black and white photograph of masked, helmeted, armed troops, several of whom grab a person and lift him from the ground, his shirt pulled up over his head. An officer, hat off and held, looks out toward the viewer. Several look towards the conflict from the foreground.
Danny Lyon
Clifford Vaughs, another SNCC photographer, is arrested by the National Guard
gelatin silver print on paper
11 in x 14 in (27.94 cm x 35.56 cm);8 ¾ in x 12 ⅞ in (22.23 cm x 32.7 cm)
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
A black and white photograph of a man in a suit, his head slightly raised and his gaze to the viewer's left.
Danny Lyon
Dr. Martin Luther King just before he speaks at Birmingham
gelatin silver print on paper
11 in x 14 in (27.94 cm x 35.56 cm);8 ¾ in x 12 ⅞ in (22.23 cm x 32.7 cm)
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
A black and white photograh of an old car, head on, with six men of varied age positioned on and around it. Houses and trees are along the street in the background. An elbow juts out of the left side of the frame.
Danny Lyon
A street in Albany
gelatin silver print on paper
11 in x 14 in (27.94 cm x 35.56 cm);8 ¾ in x 12 ¾ in (22.23 cm x 32.38 cm)
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
A black and white photograph of two helmeted figures in the foreground, and a crowd of people gathered around cars and looking to the viewer's left. Buildings and gravel piles appear in the background.
Danny Lyon
An angry crowd forms in Cambridge
gelatin silver print on paper
11 in x 14 in (27.94 cm x 35.56 cm);8 ¾ in x 12 ⅞ in (22.23 cm x 32.7 cm)
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
A black and white photograph of a house, single level, positioned to the right of the shot. Three children stand to the left, holding tires, and four more are on the porch.
Danny Lyon
A house in the Delta
gelatin silver print on paper
8 ¾ in x 12 ¾ in (22.23 cm x 32.38 cm);11 in x 14 in (27.94 cm x 35.56 cm)
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
This print is made of colorful forms and words in bright letters and bold fonts, arranged on a white background. Block letters display words in a mixed-up format, some upside down, some on their sides. On left side there is a section with smaller writing in yellowish ink on grey.<br /><br />
Text:<br />
To the Lovings, new hope i love you much (most beautiful darling) more than anyone on earth and i like you better than everything in the sky--sunlight and singing welcome your coming although winter may be everywhere with such a silence and such a darkness no one can quite begin to guess (except my life) the true time of the year-- and if what calls itself a world should have the luck to hear singing (or glimpse such sunlight as will leap higher than high through gayer than gayest someone's heart at your each nearness) everyone certainly would (my most beautiful darling) believe in nothing but love. cummings
Corita
New Hope
screenprint on paper
29 3/4 in x 36 1/2 in (75.57 cm x 92.71 cm)
Gift of Robert Cugno and Robert Logan
A group of African Americans praying while kneeling on a street. There is concrete pavement and a brick building behind them.
Danny Lyon
John Lewis in Cairo, from "Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement"
gelatin silver print on paper
11 in x 14 in (27.94 cm x 35.56 cm)
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
A black and white wood engraving of Martin Luther King Jr.  His mouth is open wide as if giving one of his famous speeches.  Underneath his image is a quote of King's and his signature.
Ben Shahn
Martin Luther King
wood engraving on paper
26 1/4 in. x 22 1/4 in. x 3/4 in. ( 66.68 cm x 56.52 cm x 1.91 cm )
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins
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

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American Orientalist art at the turn of the 20th century
<p>America Encounters Asia in Art</p>

American Orientalist art at the turn of the 20th century
<p>America Encounters Asia in Art</p>

38 Collection Object Sources

New Hope (2010/1.205)
Birmingham Race Riot (1986/1.194.5)
M.L.K. Jr. (1996/2.5)
Warsaw (2011/1.101)
Andrew Goodman (2011/1.107)
Credo (large) (2011/1.99)
We Shall Overcome (2011/1.104)
Michael Schwerner (2011/1.106)
James Chaney (2011/1.105)
Love (2002/1.234)

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