|Object Name||Print, Photographic|
Black and white photograph of firemen attaching a hose to a fire hydrant during the Chattanooga sit-ins of February 1960.
This image was taken on the fourth day of protests. Around 5:00 pm that day, police in Chattanooga began the notorious fire-hose crowd control tactic that is strongly associated with the Civil Rights movement. A policeman stood on a street corner in front of two firemen as they attached a fire hose to a fire hydrant from their fire truck.
The name "Wilson" is written on the back referring to the photographer, likely Delmont Wilson of the Chattanooga News-Free Press.
|Print size||4.00" x 5.00"|
|Lexicon category||8: Communication Artifact|
|Lexicon sub-category||Documentary Artifact|