More Than a Picture: Selections from the Photography Collection

May 5, 2017 – March 8, 2018

Lewis "Big June" Marshall Carrying the U.S. Flag, Selma to Montgomery
March March 21, 1965
Photo by James H. Karales
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Monica Karales and the Estate of James Karales
© Estate of James Karales

National Museum of African American History and Culture
1400 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC

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More than 150 photographs and related objects The photography showcases a striking visual account of key historical events, cultural touchstones and private and communal moments to illuminate African American life. From the eras of slavery and Jim Crow to Black Lives Matter, More Than a Picture presents a range of American experiences that look beyond the surface to see the photographs’ significance to history and cultural meaning.