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Arrested for demonstrating in Americus, Georgia, teenage girls are kept in a stockade in the countryside near Leesburg. Some had been in the stockade for a few days, others had been there for three weeks. They had no beds and no working sanitary facilitie

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Danny Lyon

(Brooklyn, NY, March 16, 1942 - ) Primary

Arrested for demonstrating in Americus, Georgia, teenage girls are kept in a stockade in the countryside near Leesburg. Some had been in the stockade for a few days, others had been there for three weeks. They had no beds and no working sanitary facilitie 1963
20th c
Contemporary (Post 1945)
8 3/4 x 13 1/16 in. (22.23 x 33.18 cm)

Creation Place: North America, American
Object Type: Photography
Technique: Photography
Medium and Support: Gelatin silver print on paper
Credit Line: Gift of Dinesh Gauba
Accession Number: p2017.11.42

Bibliography
Illustrated: Danny Lyon, Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement, (Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 1992), p.79; Lorraine Hansberry, The Movement: Documentary of a Struggle for Equality (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1964) p. 80-81

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Signed, dated and with Bleak Beauty stamp on verso

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