Collection Artwork


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 Atlan Arceo-Witzl ’18
Inspired by the exhibition Other Side: Art, Object, Self
The Tang Pattern Project celebrates the Museum’s 20th anniversary. Organized by Head of Design Jean Tschanz-Egger, past and current Tang Design Interns created patterns inspired by the Museum’s exhibition and event history.