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Danny Lyon 
Atlanta, Winter. As demonstrators block traffic to protest segregation and unfair hiring practices in downtown Atlanta, a mob begins to abuse them with kicks, blows and burning cigarettes. 
[Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement] 
1963-1964 
  
Gelatin silver print 
11 x 14 ins / 16 x 20 ins 
  
Etherton Gallery 
 
LL/60837 
  
Atlanta, Winter. As demonstrators block traffic to protest segregation and unfair hiring practices in downtown Atlanta, a mob begins to abuse them with kicks, blows and burning cigarettes. An anonymous woman walking by with a box of typing paper confronts the mob and for a while holds them at bay. When someone yells, “If you feel that way, why don’t you marry one of them?” she sits down and joins the demonstrators.
 
This photograph was included in the exhibition "Danny Lyon: Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement" (Etherton Gallery, February 4 – March 15, 2014) 
 
 
  
 
  
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