Tag Archives: 1968

“Countdown Toward the Moon”

Unidentified Photographer, [Moon seen by Apollo 8], December, 1968, (2012.99.22) Unidentified Photographer, [Moon seen by Apollo 8] (verso), December, 1968, (2012.99.22) NASA, [Moon annotated with possible sites to be photographed], November 29, 1968 (2012.99.28) NASA, [Moon annotated with possible sites … Continue reading

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June 5, 1968

Bill Eppridge, [Juan Romero, busboy at Ambassador Hotel, kneeling to help fallen Robert F. Kennedy after he was shot by Sirhan B. Sirhan, Los Angeles], June 5, 1968 (1910.2005) Bill Eppridge, [Juan Romero, busboy at Ambassador Hotel, kneeling to help … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday

Edwin Rosskam, “Boy dressed up for Easter parade, Chicago”, April 1941, (108.2003) Russell Lee, “In front of the Pilgrim Baptist church on Easter Sunday, Chicago”, April 1941, (103.2003) Baptists were by far the South Side’s largest denomination. The photographers visited … Continue reading

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“…Until Justice Rolls Down Like Waters and Righteousness Like a Mighty Stream”

Charles Moore, Martin Luther King arrest in Montgomery, Alabama, 1958 (2011.24.4) Benedict J. Fernandez, Dr. King addresses the New Politics Convention at the Chicago Coliseum, Chicago, October 1967 (76.1990) Unidentified photographer, [Rev. H. Ralph Jackson, Martin Luther King Jr., and … Continue reading

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Protesting Racism in America

John Dominis, [American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos protesting racial inequity with raised fists during national anthem at Olympics, Mexico City], October 16, 1968 (recto and verso) (1012.2005) Fifty years ago today, as the American national anthem began to … Continue reading

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Jill Freedman: Resurrection City

Jill Freedman, Chester, Washington D.C., from “Resurrection City,” 1968 (143.1981.k) Jill Freedman, Addla Thompson, Poor People’s Campaign, Washington D.C., from “Resurrection City,” 1968 (143.1981.l) Jill Freedman, “Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me ‘Round, Poor People’s Campaign, Washington D.C.,” from “Resurrection … Continue reading

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Weegee does coffee

Weegee (1899-1968), [Fireman enjoying a cup of coffee after tenement fire, New York], July 27, 1941 (15131.1993) Yeah, I reckon I do get the breaks. But I get them because I stay around and work for them. I have no … Continue reading

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