Birmingham, Alabama, 1963. Crowds Wait Along the Funeral Route of the Girls Murdered in the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing
Date 1963, 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. African Americans stand behind an automobile. One woman stares at the camera.
Exhibition History"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.
Published ReferencesDanny Lyon, _Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement: Lyndhurst Series on the South_ (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1992), 90-91.
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 Birmingham, Alabama, 1963. Crowds Wait Along the Funeral Route of the Girls Murdered in the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing, September 18, 1963 Gelatin silver print (photograph), printed 1999 Thousands lined the streets of Birmingham, Alabama to pay their respects to Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Wesley, all age 14, and Denise McNair, age 11. The four young black girls died when the Ku Klux Klan bombed the 16th Street Baptist Church at 10:22 a.m. on Sunday, September 15, 1963. The church had been a frequent meeting point for activists in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and other groups within the Civil Rights Movement. Museum purchase, in memory of Alice R. and Sol B. Frank, and with funds provided by Patricia L. Raymond, M.D. 2000.14.14
Object Number 2000.14.14