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F18 Countryman - AAS 262 / HISTORY 272 - The Modern Civil Rights Movement

Chaim Gross
M.L.K. Jr.
1968
lithograph | moderately textured cream BFK Rives wove paper
Gift of Mrs. Renee Gross
1996/2.5
Four people are gathered around a white table in the foreground. A nude woman on the right holds the head of a man on a gray platter. The man's body is in the bottom right corner of the print with a red trail at the neck. Across from the woman is a man in a red garmet with black and yellow stripes, and a tan cap with a red and blue stripe. Across the table are two other figures and in the background to the right stand two men in blue, much smaller than the figures around the table.
Romare Bearden
Salome (John the Baptist)
1974
screenprint | paper
Gift of the Lannan Foundation in Honor of the Pelham Family
1997/1.535
The color screenprint depicts four dark skinned figures walking past a construction site—likely a family. The man is dressed in a black suit, black shoes, yellow tie, and tan hat. The woman wears a red and white dress, yellow jacket, and red cap. The little girl stands to the left of mother, holding her hand. She wears a yellow dress, white tights, brown shoes, and a red cap. A small boy wears brown pants, tan shoes, a yellow shirt, and blue jacket. He stands to the right of the father and holds his hand.  <br /><br />
In the background, there are three men working at the construction site. There are two men in blue jumpsuits, one has dark skin and the other white. A third dark skinned man wears a gray jumpsuit and holds a saw. The print is signed and dated (l.r.) "Jacob Lawrence 1974" in pencil.
Jacob Lawrence
Builders (The Family)
1974
screenprint | paper
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
1997/1.532
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 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
Robert Indiana
Mississippi, from "The Confederacy"
1971
color screenprint | paper
Gift of the Marvin Felheim Collection
1983/1.321.1
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
1963
inkjet print | paper
Gift of Detroit Focus 2000, and partial purchase with funds from the Jean Paul Slusser Memorial Fund
2003/2.69.28
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
1969
linoleum cut | paper
Gift of Elizabeth Catlett
2006/1.96
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"
1963 – 2010
gelatin silver print | paper
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
2014/2.322
Danny Lyon
The University of Mississippi campus when James Meredith tried to register as the first black student there
1962
gelatin silver print |
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
2016/2.452
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
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
1963
gelatin silver print | paper
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
2016/2.453

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