Malcolm X Collecting Money for the Black Muslims, Washington, D. C.
© Eve Arnold/Magnum Photos

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Malcolm X Collecting Money for the Black Muslims, Washington, D. C. 1960
This photograph, commissioned by 'Life' magazine, was the product of a year spent with Malcom X, then the powerful emerging leader of the Black Muslim movement in America. Malcolm X is shown collecting money at a rally. Although unpublished by 'Life', the subsequent photo-essay came out simultaneously in several other magazines worldwide, and brought Eve Arnold her first big career success.

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  • Acc. No. PGP 264.6
  • Medium Silver gelatine print
  • Size 31.00 x 45.50 cm
  • Credit Purchased 2001