Mississippi Freedom Marcher, Washington, DC

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  • Roy DeCarava, Mississippi Freedom Marcher, Washington, DC, 1963, printed 1982, gelatin silver print, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase made possible by Henry L. Milmore, 1992.15.1, © 1982, Roy DeCarava

In the 1950s and 1960s, DeCarava traveled throughout the northeast and the south working as a freelance photographer, an experience that gave him the opportunity to observe the civil rights movement firsthand. DeCarava’s skill with portraiture is notable in Mississippi Freedom Marcher. The subtle gray tonality and close focus establish a sense of emotional intimacy between viewer and subject.

African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era, and Beyond, 2012
Mississippi Freedom Marcher, Washington, DC
1963, printed 1982
Not on view
sheet: 10 7813 78 in. (27.635.2 cm.)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase made possible by Henry L. Milmore

Mediums Description
gelatin silver print
  • Figure female
  • History – United States – Mississippi
  • History – United States – Black History
  • Cityscape – District of Columbia – Washington
  • History – United States – Civil Rights Movement
  • African American
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