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"More Than a Picture" opens at the National Museum of African American History and Culture

May 1, 2017

The museum's first special exhibition features more than 150 photographs and related objects showcasing the ways photographs reflect important moments in history and memory and continue to shape the understanding of African American experiences. 

 

Man wearing reflective sunglasses
Related photos: 

More Than a Picture: Black Panthers

Three men stand with arms crossed

Pirkle Jones

Pirkle Jones

Black Panther Deomnstration, Alameda Co. Courthouse, Oakland, Calif., during Huey Newton's trial. July 30, 1968

More Than a Picture: Butcher

George W. Butcher and friend wearing suits and leaning on canes

© Douglas Keister

Scan of George W. Butcher and friend wearing suits and
leaning on canes
1919-1925; scanned 2012
Photograph by: John Johnson

Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of
African American History and Culture, © Douglas Keister

 

More Than a Picture: Fannie Lou Hamer

close up portrait of Hamer

© The Estate of Louis H. Draper

Fannie Lou Hamer
1971
Photograph by: Louis H. Draper

Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, © The Estate of Louis H. Draper

 

More Than a Picture: Flag

Man carrying American flag

© Estate of James Karales

Lewis "Big June" Marshall Carrying the U.S. Flag, Selma to Montgomery March
March 21, 1965

Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Monica Karales and the Estate of James Karales
© Estate of James Karales

 

More Than a Picture: Jordan

Black man sitting against red wall on green floor

© Walter Iooss

Red Green & Black, Chicago 1988
Photograph by: Walter Iooss Jr.
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Walter Iooss, © Walter Iooss

 

More Than a Picture: Memphis

Children in car

Dr. Ernest C. Withers

Dr. Ernest C. Withers

FIRST DAY OF MEMPHIS

More Than a Picture: Reflections

Portrait of man wearing mirrored sunglasses

© Roderick Terry

Positive Reflections
October 16, 1995
Created by: Roderick Terry

Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of
African American History and Culture, Gift of Roderick Terry, © Roderick Terry

 

More Than a Picture: Umbrella

Person on city street with black umbrella

© Devin Allen

 

Untitled

December 1, 2015

Photograph by: Devin Allen

Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Devin Allen, © Devin Allen

 

More Than a Picture: Unidentified Man

Man in red shirt with upraised arms

© Devin Allen

Untitled
November 13, 2015
Photograph by: Devin Allen

Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Devin Allen, © Devin Allen

 


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