A Toddle House in Atlanta Has the Distinction of Being Occupied during a Sit In by Some of America's Most Effective Organizers. In the Room Are Taylor Washington, Ivanhoe Donaldson, Joyce Ladner, John Lewis behind Judy Richardson, George Green, and Chico Neblett
Date 1963-1964, printed 1999
Artist:Danny Lyon, American, b. 1942
Artist/Vendor:Danny Lyon, American, b. 1942
Dimensions Overall, Image: 9 × 13 1/4 in. (22.9 × 33.7 cm) Overall, Paper: 10 7/8 × 13 7/8 in. (27.6 × 35.2 cm) Overall, Mat: 20 × 24 in. (50.8 × 61 cm)
Medium Gelatin silver print
Credit Line Purchase, gift of Patricia L. Raymond
Description This is a gelatin silver print. A counter in a diner is full with African customers.
Exhibition History"Civil Rights Photography," Newseum, Arlington, Virginia, January 8 - April 30, 2001.
"Women and the Civil Rights Movement," Photography Galleries, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA, June 14 - October 30, 2016.
Published ReferencesDanny Lyon, _Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement: Lyndhurst Series on the South_ (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1992), 129.
Inscriptions Date, print number, and a credit to Chuck Kelton (who made the print) appears on the verso of the print.
Provenance The artist; Chrysler Museum of Art Purchase, 2000.
Object Label Danny Lyon American, b. 1942 A Toddle House in Atlanta Has the Distinction of Being Occupied during a Sit In by Some of America's Most Effective Organizers. In the Room Are Taylor Washington, Ivanhoe Donaldson, Joyce Ladner, John Lewis behind Judy Richardson, George Green, and Chico Neblett, December 1963 Gelatin silver print (photograph), printed 1999 Volunteers with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) demand service at the lunch counter of an Atlanta location of the Toddle House short-order diner chain. Facing us in the center is 19-year-old Judy Richardson (b. 1944), who later became a prominent documentary filmmaker and historian of the Civil Rights Movement. To Richardson’s right, leaning on the bar with hand on head, is Joyce Ladner (b. 1943), whose activism led to a teaching career in sociology and service as the first female president of Howard University. In response to these SNCC sit-in campaigns, Toddle House began desegregating a few months later. Museum purchase, in memory of Alice R. and Sol B. Frank, and with funds provided by Patricia L. Raymond, M.D. 2000.14.25
Object Number 2000.14.25