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At Mount Greenwood Elementary School in Chicago, a crowd of white pickets harass the 11 black children who have just been admitted, February 1968
Vintage gelatin silver print with applied pigment on paper
13 5/16 x 9 1/2 in. (33.81 x 24.13 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: P2021.13.461

Scenes reminiscent of the school integration struggles in Little Rock and New Orleans are being created this week outside Mount Greenwood Elementary School in Chicago. 11 black children were admitted under the Board of Education's permissive transfer plan. Each day, a crowd of whites has picketed the school, hooting at the black students as they come and go. One of the pickets' games is to try to outguess school authorities about which doors will be used for entrance to exit of the black students. Tipped by a woman with a walkie-talkie, pickets move to the door where the black students are believed to be let out.

On recto: manuscript title.
On verso: manuscript title, date stamps and newspaper caption affixed.

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  • Image Dimensions: 13 5/16 x 9 1/2 in. (33.81 x 24.13 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen
  • Sheet Dimensions: 14 1/16 x 10 7/8 in. (35.72 x 27.62 cm) Measured by Hudson, Karen

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