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Willie Ricks was one of SNCC’s great stump speakers, capable of getting great emotional responses from a crowd. During the Meredith March in Mississippi, where King and Stokely Carmichael marched side by side, it was Ricks who first unleashed the “Black Power” cry. Here he speaks in Atlanta

A work made of gelatin silver print.

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  • A work made of gelatin silver print.

Date:

1964, printed 2010

Artist:

Danny Lyon
American, born 1942

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Artist

Danny Lyon

Title

Willie Ricks was one of SNCC’s great stump speakers, capable of getting great emotional responses from a crowd. During the Meredith March in Mississippi, where King and Stokely Carmichael marched side by side, it was Ricks who first unleashed the “Black Power” cry. Here he speaks in Atlanta

Origin

United States

Date

Made 1964

Medium

Gelatin silver print

Dimensions

32.3 × 21.8 cm (image); 35.6 × 27.8 cm (paper)

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Daveed D. Frazier

Reference Number

2015.688

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