Cairo, Illinois, 1962. The Public Swimming Pool Has Been Changed into a "Private Pool" in Order to Remain Segregated
Date 1962, 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. A line of African Americans wait with towels to get into a pool.
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), 25.
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 Cairo, Illinois, 1962. The Public Swimming Pool Has Been Changed into a "Private Pool" in Order to Remain Segregated, 1962 Gelatin silver print (photograph), printed 1999 On a hot summer day in 1962, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) organized a group of teenagers to demonstrate at a whites-only swimming pool in Cairo, Illinois. Twenty-year-old Danny Lyon witnessed and photographed the event, and the heroism of these demonstrators inspired him to join SNCC and devote the next several years to the Civil Rights Movement. As a SNCC staff photographer, Lyon traveled to sites of conflict and violence throughout the South to record the bravery of the activists and the trials they endured. Museum purchase, in memory of Alice R. and Sol B. Frank, and with funds provided by Patricia L. Raymond, M.D. 2000.14.1
Object Number 2000.14.1