Birmingham, Alabama, 1963. SNCC Workers Outside the Funeral: Emma Bell, Dorie Ladner, Dona Richards, Sam Shirah and Doris Derby
Date 1963, printed 1999
Artist:Danny Lyon, American, b. 1942
Artist/Vendor:Danny Lyon, American, b. 1942
Dimensions 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm) Overall, Image: 9 × 13 1/4 in. (22.9 × 33.7 cm)
Medium Gelatin silver print
Credit Line Purchase, gift of Patricia L. Raymond
Description This is a gelatin silver print. African American women stand on a street, one holding an American flag. Many people stand behind them. There is an umbrella in the background.
Exhibition History"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), 96-97.
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 Birmingham, Alabama, 1963. SNCC Workers Outside the Funeral: Emma Bell, Dorie Ladner, Dona Richards, Sam Shirah and Doris Derby, September 18, 1963 Gelatin silver print (photograph), printed 1999 As they mourn the victims of the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing, buttons reading “We Shall Overcome” identify this group as fieldworkers with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Wearing a bandana on the far right stands Doris Derby, whose participation in SNCC protests and literacy programs led to a university teaching career and work as a photographer and documentary filmmaker. Museum purchase, in memory of Alice R. and Sol B. Frank, and with funds provided by Patricia L. Raymond, M.D. 2000.14.15
Object Number 2000.14.15