This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement

Standing (top row L-R ) Chester Collins, Elaine L. Turner, Gwen Glover, David M., Ed Smith, TC Heard Seated (L-R) Johnnie R. Turner, Grace Austin Meacham Several local community members who were active in the Civil Rights Movement attended the opening of the exhibition, including these LeMoyne students who protested the segregation of the Brooks Museum in 1960. On February 1, 1960, four Black students refused to leave a Woolworth’s lunch counter after being denied service. Over 24... Read More
at Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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Activist Photographers of Today

This post was written by Sadie Yankello, Rhodes College Intern, in February 2015. The power of peaceful protest has not been lost. And as we have seen in the exhibition This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement, photography is an indispensable means by which these moments–personal, powerful, and historical–can be captured. While we may have moved from film canisters to memory cards, documenting non-violent protest is no less relevant for our... Read More
Posted by Claudia Towell at Wednesday, February 11, 2015 | 2 comments
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