Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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First Desegregated Bus Ride, from the portfolio “I Am A Man”,

From the portfolio of ten photographs, I Am A Man

Gelatin silver print

Dimensions (Image): 377 x 451 mm (14.8 x 17.8 in.)

Dimensions (Sheet): 404 x 500 mm (15.9 x 19.7 in.)

Signed in pencil on verso, lower right: “Ernest C Withers”; inscribed in pencil on verso, lower right: “#62”; inscribed in pencil on verso, lower left: “21/35”

Edition: Portfolio number 21 of 35 published by Panopticon Press, 1994

Accession number: 2006.10.2

Hoy Family Afro-American Visual Arts Fund and Friends of the Davison Art Center funds, 2006

The image depicts Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Rev. Ralph Abernathy on the first desegregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama in December 1956.

Work Type: photograph

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