Collection Artwork
2018 38 494 pr w02
2018 38 494 pr w verso
2018 38 494 pr w01
2018 38 494 pr w02
2018 38 494 pr w verso
2018 38 494 pr w01


William DeKay (born London, Ontario, Canada)
title unknown
1991
gelatin silver print
Bernard Davis
Bernard Davis Jr.
Detroit Free Press (born Detroit, Michigan, 1831)
paper size: 8 x 10 in.
image size: 6 1/4 x 9 1/2 in.
The Jack Shear Collection of Photography at the Tang Teaching Museum
photographed outside a federal court building, Detroit , Michigan, United States, North America
2018.38.494
Stamped, verso, upper right: RECEIVED AUG 21 1991
Typewritten, verso, Detroit Free Press photo caption form with identifying information including: PHOTOGRAPHER William DeKay DATE 8/21/91 [ … ] outside federal building for rally for black school [ … ] Bernard Davis of Detroit holds a photo of his son, / Bernard Davis, Jr., at the rally. Bernard Jr., is presently / enrolled in grade two at a private school. [previous statement encircled in blue ink] / A group of boys from Operation Get Down cheer during the rally. / From left, Ronnie Hopkins of E. Lansing; LaGurtha Bailey / of Detroit; and Gayland Coles of Detroit sing and cheer [remaining text covered by newspaper clipping]
Newspaper clipping, adhered, verso, lower center, with lower part of image visible: WILLIAM DEKAY/Detroit Free Press / RALLY SUPPORTS ALL-MALE SCHOOLS / Bernard Davis of Detroit holds a photo of his son, Bernard Jr., during a rally Wednesday outside the federal court building in downtown Detroit. Parents, community leaders, students and others demonstrated in support of proposed all-male academies, which were ruled unconstitutional.
Stamped, verso, lower center, on top of newspaper clipping: AUG 22 1991
Inscribed in blue ink, verso, lower right, upside down: Demonstration + Protest

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Pattern by Monica Andrews '19
The Tang Pattern Project began in 2017 with research on cultural institutions’ branding by Design Intern Mallika Acharya ’18. It progressed into a collaboration organized by Head of Design Jean Tschanz-Egger with past and current Tang Design Interns to propose a Tang Museum branding refresh. Their new patterns draw inspiration from the Museum’s exhibition history.