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The Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) pickets at Shell's City in Miami. Shell's City refuses to serve black people., August 25, 1960
Vintage ferrotyped gelatin silver print on paper
6 1/2 x 9 3/8 in. (16.51 x 23.81 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: P2021.13.361

The Congress of Racial Equality picket at Shell's City as a result of a breakdown in negotiations between Shell's City management and the local CORE chapter. Shell's City refuses to sever black people, prompting a CORE sit-in, Miami, Florida.

Shell's City refused to serve black people at its lunch counter. Eighteen white and black demonstrators were arrested there as a result of a sit-in.

The Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) is an black Civil Rights organization in the United States that played a pivotal role in the Civil Rights Movement. Founded in 1942, its stated mission is "to bring about equality for all people regardless of race, creed, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or ethnic background".

On verso: typewritten title, manuscript title and newspaper caption with date stamp affixed.

Ferrotyped prints have a sensitive surface, usually shiny and thinner, because they are put through a press while still wet. Ferrotyping makes the surface of the photograph smoother. Light does not scatter as much on a smoother surface, so this increases contrast. That makes ferrotyped images better for press photography.

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  • Overall Dimensions: 6 1/2 x 9 3/8 in. (16.51 x 23.81 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen

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