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Photographic slide of Marsha P. Johnson at a New York City Gay Pride Parade

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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
The Ron Simmons Photography Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Archival Collections
Date
1982
Object number
TA2019.38.1.1.1.14
Description
A color photographic slide of activist Marsha P. Johnson marching in a gay rights demonstration. Johnson looks directly at the camera, smiling, and holding a black quilt with gold, purple, and white embellishments, while she herself wears black apparel with silver sequin collar and cuffs, with rhinestone earrings and necklaces. She also carries a gray fur stole over her proper right shoulder. In the background, individuals can be seen carrying a pink banner with the word [LESBIAN] written on the top. The front of the gray encasement that houses the slide is dated [OCT 82W4] and [City Chant 2] is handwritten in pencil just above the photo.
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Ron Simmons
Photograph by
Dr. Ron Simmons, American, 1950 - 2020
Subject of
Marsha P. Johnson, American, 1945 - 1992
Topic
African American
Activism
Civil Rights
Identity
LGBTQ
Sexuality
U.S. History, 1969-2001
Place depicted
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Medium
reversal film and plastic
Dimensions
H x W: 2 × 2 in. (5.1 × 5.1 cm)
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Restrictions & Rights
© Ron Simmons
Type
color slides
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5e5b084d9-4ccf-481b-b89b-0a082193ceb4
Record ID
nmaahc_TA2019.38.1.1.1.14

Photographic slide of Marsha P. Johnson at a New York City Gay Pride Parade

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