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First Anti-Vietnam War March

A dark-skinned man shouts and holds a sign that reads “No Vietnamese Ever Called Me a Nigger. Stop the War Now!”. He walks down the street surrounded by fellow protesters.
© 1967 LeRoy Henderson.

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  • A dark-skinned man shouts and holds a sign that reads “No Vietnamese Ever Called Me a Nigger. Stop the War Now!”. He walks down the street surrounded by fellow protesters.

Date:

1967

Artist:

LeRoy Henderson
American, born 1936

About this artwork

After early studies in fine art, LeRoy Henderson turned to photojournalism in the 1960s, eventually contributing to magazines such as Black Enterprise, Essence, Jet, Newsweek, and New York. He shot this photograph at an antiwar protest organized by the Black United Action Front in which participants, led by civil rights activists Stokely Carmichael and Floyd McKissick, marched from Harlem to Central Park. In printed and shouted slogans such as the one seen here, marchers linked the war in Vietnam to struggles for justice at home.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Photography and Media

Artist

LeRoy Henderson

Title

First Anti-Vietnam War March

Origin

United States

Date

Made 1967

Medium

Gelatin silver print

Dimensions

20.6 × 30.5 cm (image); 27.8 × 36 cm (paper)

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by Artworkers Retirement Society

Reference Number

2014.76

Copyright

© 1967 LeRoy Henderson.

Extended information about this artwork

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