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F18 Larson - AMCULT 201 - American Values, US 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"
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
Chaim Gross
M.L.K. Jr.
lithograph on moderately textured cream BFK Rives wove paper
23 1/16 in. x 20 1/16 in. ( 58.5 cm x 50.9 cm )
Gift of Mrs. Renee Gross
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
photo-offset reproduction 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 black and white photograph of four people lying on the ground. One person's face is covered by an American flag, while the man behind her has his face covered by a hat. The group appears to be asleep. The feet and shoes of other people standing around the group of four is visible in the background. The print is signed (l.r.) "Edward Roberson" in pen.
Edward (Robbie) Roberson
Tired Marchers Sleep on the Streets—"We were tired, we were tired.", Selma, Alabama
inkjet print on paper
11 in x 14 in (27.94 cm x 35.56 cm)
Gift of Detroit Focus 2000, and partial purchase with funds from the Jean Paul Slusser Memorial Fund
The print shows a drawing of the head of an animal. Below it reads: "I have the right to believe freely.  To be a slave to no man's authority.  If this is heresy so be it.  It is still the truth to go against conscience is neither right nor safe.  I cannot...will not...recant.  Here I stand.  No man can command my conscience."
Ben Shahn
Credo (large)
serigraph on paper
24 in. x 28 in. x 3/4 in. ( 60.96 cm x 71.12 cm x 1.91 cm )
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins
Black and white lithograph, three quarter portrait representation of Fredrick Douglass: A man is potrayed with curly hair and beard, a stern facial expression, and a formal suit and bowtie.  His head and gaze is turned to the right of the piece.  The words "Frederick Douglass" border the piece along with two copies of the artist's signature and the screenprint number .
Ben Shahn
Frederick Douglass
serigraph on paper
22 in x 17 in (55.88 cm x 43.18 cm)
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins
This print is composed of sets of faces in three registers.  Along the top, in a black stripe, is a repeated, closely cropped image of a woman's face looking to the left.  In the middle left are five repeated images in shades of brown of a woman's face looking right, toward the face of a man in black.  Along the bottom are three large images of a woman's face in green, brown and blue.
Elizabeth Catlett
Malcolm X Speaks for Us
linoleum cut on paper
( )
Gift of Elizabeth Catlett
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
A group of people outside of a church praying because there is no more room inside. The streets are covered with parked cars.
Danny Lyon
The mass meeting in Danville is so crowded that it overflows out into the yard. When word arrives that heavily armed police and an armored vehicle are waiting up the road, the crowd disperses, leaving the SNCC workers to exit last, from "Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement"
gelatin silver print on paper
11 x 14 in. ( 27.94 x 35.56 cm )
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
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

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