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W18 Goldman - AMCULT 405 / HISTORY 468 / JUDAIC 417 / SW 513 - A History of Jews and Social Justice in the United States

Around and behind a central image of a sewing machine are overlapping images of people, ships, a building fire, the Statue of Liberty, and small blocks of text.
Ida Abelman
My Father Reminisces
1937
lithograph | paper
Allocated by the U.S. Government
Commissioned through the New Deal art projects
1943.2
A view of steerage passengers gathered on two decks of a steamship. 
Alfred Stieglitz
The Steerage
1907 – 1915
photogravure | paper
Museum purchase made possible by a gift from Helmut Stern
1995/2.23
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
A portrait of Captain Dreyfus: The bust of a man in uniform stands pivoted to the right.  His expression is neutral and his likeness is painted with bold colors in a watercolor-like texture.  Below the bust reads "Le Capitaine Dreyfus", or The Captain Dreyfus.
Ben Shahn
Le Capaitaine, from "Dreyfus Affair"
1968
pochoir print | paper
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins
2011/1.112.1
A group of children stand tightly packed together behind a wooden fence.  None of the children appear to be facing the camera except for one girl in a gingham dress at the center of the photo.  This girl, slightly smiling, displays the cover of a book she holds in her hand.
Ben Shahn
School Children
1935 – 1990
toned gelatin silver print | paper
Gift from the Collection of David S. Rosen MD, MPH Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division Reproduction # (318116 6-USF33-6147-M3B)
2013/2.173
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
A group of prisoners, naked, standing in a line next to a line of officers. They are in the hallway between the cells.
Danny Lyon
Building Shakedown, from "Conversations with the Dead"
1968 – 2011
gelatin silver print | paper
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
2014/2.358
A man seated in a prison lunchroom wearing his uniform eating a meal. He is surrounded by other prisoners, but is eating alone.
Danny Lyon
Convict in Prison Twenty Calendar Years, Life Sentence. Speaking is Forbidden in the Dining Room, from "Conversations with the Dead"
1968 – 2011
gelatin silver print | paper
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
2014/2.360
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 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
1964
gelatin silver print | paper
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
2016/2.456
Jacob Burck
The Lord Provides, from the "American Scene, Series 1"
1934
lithograph | paper
Museum Purchase
1935.18
This photograph depicts a scene at a crowded political demonstration in a city. The crowd is waving flags and signs, and a reporter is extending a microphone to a yelling man wearing a construction hardhat.
Garry Winogrand
New York City
1970
gelatin silver print | paper
Gift of Stanley T. Lesser, A.B. 1951, J.D. 1953
1981/2.65.5

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