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Gage Park Protest, Chicago

A work made of gelatin silver print.

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  • A work made of gelatin silver print.




Darryl Cowherd
American, born 1940

About this artwork

During the summer of 1966, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. conducted a housing desegregation campaign in Chicago that culminated in August with marches on the South Side. White workers, homeowners, and young residents protested violently, resisting integration. Eventually the American Nazi Party became involved, organizing a series of smaller protests and then a demonstration called the White People’s March, held September 10, 1966. South Side–based photojournalist Darryl Cowherd was one of several local Black photographers who captured the event. Among the marchers was a high-school classmate of Cowherd’s who facilitated the photographer’s access at what must have been uncomfortably close range.


On loan to Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts in Montgomery for A Site of Struggle: Making Meaning of Anti-Black Violence in American Art and Visual Culture


Photography and Media


Darryl Cowherd


Gage Park Protest, Chicago


United States (Artist's nationality)


Gelatin silver print


Image/paper: 19.2 × 28.3 cm (7 9/16 × 11 3/16 in.); Mount: 24 × 30 cm (9 1/2 × 11 13/16 in.)

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Through prior gifts of the Harold and Esther Edgerton Family Foundation and D. R. Ryan, Jr.

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