A frontal view of the Golden Gate bridge. This bridge has been photographed in all sorts of ways. From phone cameras to large formats, the Golden Gate has an allure like no other bridge that I have seen. This is my tribute and interpretation of what I saw that day.
May 19th was Malcolm X day. What a great day to see Harlem for the first time. Malcolm X day is not an official holiday, businesses are asked to close from 1-4pm to honor of the man and his work. Those who observe the holiday go to church, visit their family or get together to reflect on the history and current state of civil rights.
Not every business respects this time and members of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party were out in the rain to make sure their voices were heard.
“Today is Malcom X DAY!”
“Shut it down!”
“Every other week we need to park on a different side of the street because of a jewish holiday or some other religious holiday”
“We only get four hours of one day!”
“FOUR hours of one day!”
Shut it DOWN!”
“Honor the man!”
It was a beautiful example of how powerful an organized and dedicated group of people can be. The request was simple, fours hours of the day to honor Malcolm X and to reflect on his work. Change was not some distant abstract concept, it was right there to be had.
They marched down the streets making their request. This particular photo was taken outside a Burger King, which the group was successful in having their voice heard.
Their voices commanded your attention and demanded respect. They went about their way making powerful and direct requests coming from strong voices in unison. The outcome was positive change without the use of violence or disrespect.