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Chris Mastin photographs of protest marches

Collection number: ahc.VIS399

Scope and Contents

This collection contains digital images taken by Chris Mastin of the March for Science Atlanta, the Martin Luther King Jr. March and Rally in Atlanta, and the Women's March on Washington. Photographs in this collection depict protesters holding signs and marching in downtown Atlanta and Washington D.C. The Women's March on Washington photographs also include images of protesters traveling on a charter bus from Atlanta to Washington, D.C.


  • 2017-2018


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This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.

Biographical / Historical

Chris Mastin is a writer, photographer, and yoga teacher based in Atlanta, Georgia. Additional biographical information has not been determined.

The 2017 March for Science Atlanta march was in response to President Donald J. Trump's (1946- ) proposed budget cuts to federal agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institutes of Health, and the dissemination of misleading information about vaccines and denial of climate change. It took place in Candler Park in Atlanta, Georgia, on April 22 and attracted over 4,000 people. It was one of 400 satellite marches that took place in the United States.

The 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. March and Rally was part of a larger series of events that honored Martin Luther King, Jr. and mark the 50th anniversary of his assassination. It focused on issues including transportation, education, housing, job creation, voter registration, education, and environmental justice. Organizations participating in the march included the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), the Urban League of Greater Atlanta, the Georgia Alliance of Social Justice, and the African Association of Georgia. The march and rally travelled from Auburn Avenue and Peachtree Street to Jackson Street in downtown Atlanta.

The 2017 Women's March on Washington was a protest following the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States. Almost 500 national and international satellite protests also took place, including one in Atlanta, Georgia. The protests were prompted by sexist comments made by President Trump, and addressed policies surrounding women's rights, LGBTQ+ rights, immigration reform, and racial inequality, among others.


192 digital image(s)




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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2018

Content Advisory

This collection contains original unedited versions of all content. Some material may contain depictions of violence, offensive language, or negative stereotypes reflecting the culture or language of a particular period or place. There may be instances of racist language and depictions. These items are presented as part of the historical record for the purpose of education and research. The viewpoints expressed in this collection do not necessarily represent the viewpoints of the Atlanta History Center or any of its officers, agents, employees, or volunteers.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in 2020.

Chris Mastin photographs of protest marches
Kate Daly
November 2020
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