Public Enemy

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This black-and-white photograph depicts a group of men standing around and on the base of the Statue of Peace. The group is made up of a diverse age range. Most men in the group wear jackets and baseball caps; one man in front wears a suit and bowtie. Many are holding their fists in the air. A black banner with white lettering that reads "PUBLIC / ENEMY" is draped over the front of the statue. Below the lettering is a white square within which is the silhouette of a man framed in the crosshairs of a gun.
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Roderick Terry
Restrictions & Rights
© Roderick Terry
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One Million Strong
Media Arts-Photography
October 16, 1995
Object number
Created by
Roderick Terry, American
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Public Enemy, American, founded 1982
Printed by
Penn Camera, American, 1954 - 2012
African American
Civil Rights
Local and regional
United States--History--1969-2001
Place depicted
National Mall, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image): 10 5/8 x 13 11/16 in. (27 x 34.8 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
National Museum of African American History and Culture
gelatin silver prints