It was the picture of Tommie Smith and John Carlos protesting the unfair treatment of blacks in America during the medal presentation at the 1968 Olympics that sparked the idea behind the picture of Dorothy Pitman Hughes and Gloria Steinem.
That iconic image of Hughes, a black woman, and Steinem, a white woman, with their fists held high in solidarity continues to stand the test of time as a symbol of female empowerment and the fight for equality.
Hughes and Steinem were in their 30’s when the original photograph was taken. Now, more than 45 years later a recreation of the original image caught the eye of the Smithsonian National Museum.
“I was very happy to know that Gloria and I were still noticed for what we’ve been doing for a number of years,” Hughes said
The original photo, captured for Esquire magazine in 1971 by photographer Dan Wynn, sent a powerful message of unity and strength.
The picture also became one of the most prominent images of the feminist movement.
More than 40 years later, in 2013, the pair took that same photo in Hughes’ Jacksonville home.
St. Augustine photographer, Daniel Bagan, was behind the lens.
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