Photo Record

Object Name Print, Photographic
Catalog Number 2007.083.001.a
Description Black and white photograph of the Chattanooga sit-ins at a downtown department store lunch counter, in February 1960.

On the first day of protests, a group of young African-American Howard High-school students sat at a downtown department store lunch counter. There was a sign on the counter indicating that it had been closed down.

The name "Wilson" is written on the back referring to the photographer, likely Delmont Wilson of the Chattanooga News-Free Press.
Date 1960
Print size 4.00" x 5.00"
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Lexicon sub-category Documentary Artifact
Accession number 2007.083