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U.S. Civil Rights Movement

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"
1962 - 2010
gelatin silver print | paper
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
2014/2.319
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
1968
wood engraving | paper
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins
2011/1.103
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
1964
screenprint | paper
Gift of Graham and Marianne Smith
1986/1.194.5
Chaim Gross
M.L.K. Jr.
1968
lithograph | moderately textured cream BFK Rives wove paper
Gift of Mrs. Renee Gross
1996/2.5
Robert Indiana
Mississippi, from "The Confederacy"
1971
color screenprint | paper
Gift of the Marvin Felheim Collection
1983/1.321.1
A colored print of a white hand holding onto a brown hand.  Above their grasp is both Hebrew block and English lettering that translates/reads: "'Thou Shalt Not Stand Idly By...".  The painting illustrates the need for diversity during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's.
Ben Shahn
Thou Shalt Not Stand Idly By
1965
photo-offset reproduction | paper
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins
2011/1.102
This piece involves numerous handwritting styles including Hebrew block in red ink, cursive in black ink, and stylized print in black with red accents.  This is the cover page for "Ben Shan on Human Rights."
Ben Shahn
Cover Print for "Ben Shahn on Human Rights"
1960
serigraph | paper
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins
2011/1.114
A black and white print that features a person holding his head in clenched fists.  His clothing is creased by his dynamic position, back is haunched.  Below the drawing is stylized Hebrew block print.  Translated it reads "These martyrs I well remember, and my soul melts with secret sorrow. Evil men have devoured us and eagerly consumed us".  The calligraphy is a prayer recited for the Musaf Service during Yom Kippur.
Ben Shahn
Warsaw
1943 - 1963
serigraph | paper
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins
2011/1.101
A black and white silkscreen lettering of a dove with its right wing outstretched, neck turned. The bird's beak is a brilliant shade of orange. There is a poem titled, "I Think Continually of Those Who Were Truly Great." below the dove, and names of various people above the dove. The poem was written by Stephen Spender.
Ben Shahn
I Think Continuously of Those Who Were Truly Great
1965
white and black silkscreen lettering and watercolor wash | paper
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins
2011/1.100
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
1965
serigraph | paper
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins
2011/1.107
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
1965
offset photolithograph | paper
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins
2011/1.105
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
1965
offset photolithograph | paper
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins
2011/1.106

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