View showing police near sign on the grounds of Miami Beach Convention Hall during the 1972 Democratic Convention.

View showing police near sign on the grounds of Miami Beach Convention Hall during the 1972 Democratic Convention.

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/130723
(please include photographer's name when noted).

Title

  • View showing police near sign on the grounds of Miami Beach Convention Hall during the 1972 Democratic Convention.

Image Number

  • JB00257

Year

  • 1972

Date Note

  • Photographed between July 10-13, 1972.

Series Title

General Note

  • Represented over a few days of activity were antiwar demonstrators from the Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) and Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), civil rights activists from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and welfare groups from the National Welfare Rights Organization (NWRO) as well as members from the National Coalition of Gay Organizations and representatives from a few smaller assocations.

    Biography Note

  • Photographer John Buckley grew up in Newport, Rhode Island and lived with his family for a time in Canada before moving to Panama City in the early 1950s. It was in Florida schools that he became acutely aware of racism and segregation in the Deep South. These experiences would have a lasting effect on his later life as an activist and photographer. He attended Florida State University from 1963 until 1967 and graduated with a degree in physics. While at FSU, he became deeply involved in political and social movements. In addition to taking pictures, he helped organize workers' strikes in Tallahassee and worked as a platform speaker and photographer for civil rights demonstrations, anti-war rallies, anti-nuclear demonstrations, and women's rights demonstrations. He passed away on December 7, 2008.

Photographer/Personal Author

Physical Description

  • 1 photonegative - b&w - 35 mm.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Subject Corporate

Subject Meeting


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