Daddy, I Want to Be Free Too, Memphis, Tenn.
Date 1961, printed 1996
Artist:Ernest C. Withers, American, 1922-2007
Dimensions Overall, Image: 15 × 15 in. (38.1 × 38.1 cm) 20 × 16 in. (50.8 × 40.6 cm)
Medium Gelatin silver print
Credit Line Purchase in Memory of Alice R. and Sol B. Frank, and the Art Purchase Fund
Description William Edwin Jones pushes daughter Renee Andrewnetta Jones during protest march on Main Street, Memphis, TN.
Exhibition History"Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, from the Museum Collection", THE CHRYSLER MUSEUM OF ART, NORFOLK, VA, February 6 - May 31, 1998.
"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.
Inscriptions signed and titled in pencil with edition number on print verso.
Object Label Ernest C. Withers American, 1922−2007 Daddy, I Want to Be Free Too, Memphis, Tennessee, August 1961 Gelatin silver print (photograph), printed 1996 William Edwin Jones pushes a stroller holding his eight-month-old daughter Renée Andrewnetta Jones during a 1961 protest march on Main Street in Memphis, Tennessee. Organizers of this rally called for only fathers and daughters to march, asking that mothers and sons stay home. They anticipated that a mixed gender demonstration, including young girls, might be less likely to experience police or mob disruption, and if violence occurred, at least part of each family would be safe. Museum purchase, in memory of Alice R. and Sol B. Frank 97.21.3
Object Number 97.21.3