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F19 Roby - HISTORY 328 / INTLSTD 384 / JUDAIC 318 / MENAS 332 / MIDEAST 391 - Blackness and Jewishness: A History of Encounters

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 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 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 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
Image of a book lying open to a page featuring a painting of men in brightly colored robes with their backs to the artist. A newsclipping featuring a photo of people in an over-crowded boat lies on the book across the open page.  
Joanne Leonard
Men in Boats: Immigration
inkjet print on paper
24 in x 36 in (60.96 cm x 91.44 cm);20 3/4 in x 31 in (52.71 cm x 78.74 cm)
Gift of the artist
Image of a book lying open to a page featuring a photo of a person being restrained by another person in riot gear. A newsclipping featuring Munch's Scream lies on the book across the open page.  
Joanne Leonard
The Screams (Munch and Civil Rights)
inkjet print on paper
24 in x 36 in (60.96 cm x 91.44 cm);21 in x 31 in (53.34 cm x 78.74 cm)
Gift of the artist
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
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
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
serigraph on paper
40 1/4 in. x 31 in. x 3/4 in. ( 102.24 cm x 78.74 cm x 1.91 cm )
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins
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 blurred man in the foreground of this image props his head up with one hand and looks to his left. More young men gather nearby, socializing and shopping.
Leonard Freed
Harlem street scene, New York City, 1998
gelatin silver print on paper
8 in x 10 in (20.32 cm x 25.4 cm);6 in x 8 ⅞ in (15.24 cm x 22.54 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Agah, Class of 1989 (BBA)
Image of a man wearing a white robe and hat crouching on a rug surrounded by filing cabinets in front of three figures on a shrine. 
Garin Horner
Saint Michael's African Warrior Altar
archival pigment print on paper
17 in x 22 in (43.18 cm x 55.88 cm);13 in x 19 in (33.02 cm x 48.26 cm)
Gift of the artist

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