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Copy photo of Minnie Brown, Melba Pattillo, and Thelma Mothershed doing homework

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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Description
A copy of a photo of Minnie Brown, Melba Pattillo, and Thelma Mothershed doing homework after a day of school at Little Rock Central High School with caption at top. A newspaper clipping of the photo and accompanying caption is glued to the back.
The caption reads, "CGX-160-Little Rock, Ark- INP Soundphoto-9/25/57- After a busy day at integrate dLittle Rock Central High School, three of the nine Negro students who were escorted to classes by Federal troops are shown doing their homework after returning home today. Let to right- Minnie Brown Melba Pattillo, and Thelma Mothershed. INP Staff photo by Maurice Johnson."
Photograph by
Maurice Johnson, American, 1919 - 2005
Published by
International News Photos, Inc., American, 1911 - 1958
Subject of
Minnijean Brown-Trickey, American, born 1941
Melba Patillo Beals, American, born 1941
Thelma Mothershed-Wair, American, born 1940
Little Rock Central High School, American, founded 1927
Date
September 25, 1957
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Elmer J. Whiting, III
Medium
toner on paper, ink on newsprint
Dimensions
H x W: 8 x 10 1/8 in. (20.3 x 25.7 cm)
Type
photomechanical prints
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Object number
2011.17.62
Topic
African American
Civil Rights
Education
Photography
Segregation
United States--History--1953-1961
Place depicted
Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States, North and Central America
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible