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Malcolm X Holding up Black Muslim Newspaper, Harlem, New York
  • Gordon Parks
    1912–2006
    born: Fort Scott, Kansas, United States ; died: New York, New York, United States ; active: United States
  • Malcolm X Holding up Black Muslim Newspaper, Harlem, New York, 1963
  • Where object was made: Harlem, New York, New York, United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 38.7 x 48.9 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 15 1/4 x 19 1/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 25 in
  • Museum purchase: Friends of the Art Museum
  • Not on display
  • 1993.0044
Description
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Exhibitions

Black-and-white, cropped image of an African American male (identified as Malcolm X), holding a newspaper with a headline that reads, "seven unarmed negroes shot in cold blood by L.A. police." There is another figure with a black hat in the right background.