Atlanta, Georgia, Winter 1963/64. Arrests During Mass Demonstrations Downtown
Date 1963-1964, 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 Museum purchase, in memory of Alice R. and Sol B. Frank
Description This is a gelatin silver print. The back of a police van, with bars on the windows, fills the composition. On the left, an African American grips the bars with her hands while yelling. Blurry images of other arms and shoulders are visible.
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), 125.
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 Atlanta, Georgia, Winter 1963/64. Arrests During Mass Demonstrations Downtown, Winter, 1963−64 Gelatin silver print (photograph), printed 1999 These protestors clap and sing in the back of a police van, communicating to all within earshot that being arrested has not shaken their resolve to fight for justice. Singing also boosted their spirits and helped them overcome the discomforts of jail and abuse from their captors. Museum purchase, in memory of Alice R. and Sol B. Frank 2000.14.22
Object Number 2000.14.22