Demonstrators attacked with water cannons, Kelly Ingram Park, Birmingham, Alabama
Date 1963
Artist:Charles Moore, American, 1931-2010
Dimensions Overall, Image: 9 1/4 × 13 1/2 in. (23.5 × 34.3 cm) Overall, Mat: 20 × 24 in. (50.8 × 61 cm)
Medium Gelatin silver print
Credit Line Museum purchase in memory of Alice R. and Sol B. Frank
Description Gelatin silver print. A group of people in a park are attacked with water cannons during a demonstration.
Exhibition History"Appeal of this Age: Photography of the Civil Rights Movement," The Chrysler Museum of Art, 12/21/96-3/2/97.
"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.
"History of Photography," Alice R. and Sol B. Frank Photography Galleries, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Va, Fall, 2001.
"Women and the Civil Rights Movement," Photography Galleries, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA, June 14 - October 30, 2016.
Published ReferencesSteven Kasher, THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT A PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY, 1954-68, (New York: Abeville Press Publishers, 1996), 110-111.
Jeff Harrison, _Collecting with Vision: Treasures From the Chrysler Museum of Art_ (London: D. Giles Ltd., 2007), 117, fig. 141. ISBN: 978-0-940744-72-1
Object Label Charles Moore American, 1931−2010 Demonstrators Attacked with Water Cannons, Kelly Ingram Park, Birmingham, Alabama, May 3, 1963 Gelatin silver print (photograph) On assignment for LIFE magazine, Charles Moore photographed dog and water cannon attacks on student demonstrators in Birmingham, Alabama in May 1963. Many were published in an 11-page spread in the magazine’s May 17, 1963 issue under the title “They Fight a Fire that Won’t Go Out.” This march began at the nearby 16th Street Baptist Church, which was bombed by white supremacists later that year. Museum purchase, in memory of Alice R. and Sol B. Frank 97.30
Object Number 97.30