Two hundred men and boys of African descent standing tall on the steps of the Hanson Place 7th Day Adventist Church in Fort Greene . . . all looking straight ahead . . . all wearing T-shirts proclaiming, "I Am A Man" . . . to recreate a famous 1968 photo, and celebrate at the opening reception of the "I Am a Man" exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA).
The original "I Am a Man" photo was taken in Memphis, Tenn., during a strike by black sanitation workers, who held signs declaring they were men, not boys or buzzards. The men were demanding union recognition, plus better wages and benefits.