Annell Ponder, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Funeral, Atlanta, Georgia
Date 1968, printed 2014
Artist:Builder Levy, American, b. 1942
Dimensions Overall, Image: 14 × 9 in. (35.6 × 22.9 cm) Overall, Support: 18 × 14 in. (45.7 × 35.6 cm) Overall, Mat: 22 × 18 in. (55.9 × 45.7 cm)
Medium Platinum print on rag paper
Credit Line Gift of the artist
Description Black and white photograph.
Exhibition History"Women and the Civil Rights Movement," Photography Galleries, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA, June 14 - October 30, 2016.
Published ReferencesLevy, Builder. _Builder Levy: Photographer_ (New York: A.R.T. Press, 2005) 137.
Inscriptions On reverse, in graphite: “Builder Levy 1968 / circa 2009 – Negative for platinum print 2014 – this print – platinum print 2/25 Annell Ponder, Martin Luther King Funeral, Atlanta, GA, 1968 Southern civil rights worker, In 1963 she was arrested, beaten and jailed in Mississippi for training and teaching Voter Registration and literacy to Fannie Lou Hamer and other local leaders. There were all arrested, beaten, and jailed. A trained social worker, Ponder spent the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s as a teacher."
Provenance Gift of the artist to Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA, September 2014.
Object Label Builder Levy American, b. 1942 Annell Ponder, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Funeral, Atlanta, Georgia, 1968 Platinum print (photograph) on rag paper, printed 2014 Photographer Builder Levy attended the March on Washington, the funeral of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and other key events in the Civil Rights Movement. About this image, he writes: Annell Ponder had been arrested, beaten, and thrown in jail for teaching and training Fannie Lou Hamer and other local grass-roots leaders and organizers, how to teach and train local people to register to vote in Mississippi in 1963… When I made the photograph, I did not know who the woman was, but made it because of the intensity of her expression, which said so much. Gift of the artist 2014.10.2
Object Number 2014.10.2