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ID Number: 2622
Maker: Danny Lyon; Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC); Lincoln Lithograph Company
Technique: offset
Date Made: 1963
Place Made: United States: New York, New York
Measurements: 55 cm x 35 cm; 21 5/8 in x 13 3/4 in
Main Subject: African Americans; Civil Rights Movement
Materials: paper (fiber product)
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
Now Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee 8 1/2 Raymond Street, N.W. Atlanta 14, Georgia [union bug] Lincoln Lithograph Company Danny Lyon


Acquisition Number: 1990-035

Notes:
In 2013 telephone conversation with Danny Lyon, he said that this was a photograph of unidentified students singing freedom songs at 1963 March on Washington, D.C. where MLK, Jr. gave his "I have a dream" speech. There are other attributions to photo ("Photo by Danny Lyon taken during Atlanta Sit-ins & Mass Arrests in late 1963 or early 1964." - http://www.crmvet.org/images/posters.htm). . This photo was used by Josef Renau, reproduced page 42, Fata Morgana USA The American Way of LIfe The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) was formed in 1960 by a group of black college students in North Carolina who, two months earlier, had staged the first sit-in to protest segregation. Sit-ins quickly spread throughout the South as an effective nonviolent direct action. SNCC organized voter registration and demonstrations against segregation all over the South. SNCC played a leading role in the Freedom Rides, the 1963 March on Washington, Mississippi Freedom Summer and the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. Volunteers from SNCC and from the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) were also instrumental in the early days of the United Farm Workers Movement. This is one of a set of 5 posters made for SNCC using photographs by Danny Lyon, including ID 1740; 3486; 3493; 11790


Copyright Status:
Copyright status unknown; may be protected by copyright law.


Exhibition Annotation:
The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) was founded in 1960 by young people on the campus of Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina–primarily black college students involved in the lunch counter sit-ins that were sweeping the South. Advocating nonviolent direct action, SNCC quickly became one of the most important organizations of the Civil Rights Movement. They organized voter registration drives and demonstrations against segregation all over the South. Volunteers from SNCC and the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) were also instrumental in the early days of the farm workers’ boycotts. They taught classes in the nonviolent protest tactics they had learned in the Civil Rights Movement, and served as strike leaders and picketers.



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