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John Lindsay

Milton Arthur Galamison talks with newsmen in Brooklyn today after meeting with New York City's Board of Education, January 31, 1964
Vintage wire photograph on paper
9 3/16 x 6 1/2 in. (23.34 x 16.51 cm)

Creation Place: North America
Technique: Photography
Credit Line: Restricted gift of Michael Mattis and Judy Hochberg in honor of Myrlie Evers-Williams.
Accession Number: P2021.13.236

Milton Arthur Galamison, minister and head of the city wide committee for integrated schools, talks with newsmen in Brooklyn today after meeting with New York City's Board of Education. He called the session "completely unproductive," and called on "all people of good will" to join the boycott slated for Monday. At right is Irma Vidal Santaella, member of the National Association for Puerto Rican Civil Rights, New York.

Milton Arthur Galamison, minister and Civil Rights activist, was the leader of New York City’s school integration movement in the 1960s. Born and raised in Philadelphia, where he experienced poverty and hostile racial relations that influenced his later activism, Galamison received a B.A. with honors at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania in 1945. He began his activism in Brooklyn, where he was appointed minister of the Siloam Presbyterian Church in 1948. As a prestigious institution long associated with activist ministers, the church offered Galamison a platform for his future involvement in improving education for minority children in public schools.

On recto: typewritten title and date.
On verso: manuscript title, date and newspaper stamp.

Wire photographs were originally transmitted over phonelines, then later, by satellite. They were first used in the early 1920s. Associated Press became a leader with this. After pigment touch-ups, etc., the print is put into a drum (like a drum scanner). The image gets converted into audio tones that are transmitted. The tones are received and beamed onto photo-sensitive paper. Wire photographs are copies without originals---they are hybrid, transmitted objects. (Britt Salvesen, Curator and Department Head, Photography Department, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, March 30-31, 2022)

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  • Image Dimensions: 9 3/16 x 6 1/2 in. (23.34 x 16.51 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen
  • Sheet Dimensions: 10 x 8 1/8 in. (25.4 x 20.64 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen

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