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Struggle for justice : four decades of civil rights photography / preface by Don Carleton.

Author/Creator:
Carleton, Don, author.
Publication:
Austin : University of Texas Press, [2020]
Series:
Focus on American history series
Focus on American history series
Format/Description:
Book
155 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 26 cm.
Subjects:
Civil rights demonstrations -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Photographs -- Exhibitions.
African Americans -- Political activity -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Photographs -- Exhibitions.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Photographs -- Exhibitions.
Photojournalists -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Dolph Briscoe Center for American History -- Photograph collections -- Exhibitions.
African Americans -- Civil rights.
Civil rights demonstrations.
Photograph collections.
Photojournalists.
United States.
Form/Genre:
Documentary photographs.
Exhibition catalogs.
History.
Documentary photographs.
Summary:
"The modern civil rights movement rapidly came to prominence after World War II, coalescing around the demand to repeal Jim Crow laws and promote a vision of a just, multiracial society. The vast majority of civil rights organizations practiced assertive nonviolence to meet these goals. Nevertheless, opponents often met their activism with violence and intimidation. Like those who marched, protested, and organized for civil rights and social justice, photojournalists put themselves in great danger. The Briscoe Center for American History's exhibit, Struggle for Justice: Four Decades of Civil Rights Photography, which was displayed on the University of Texas at Austin campus, celebrated the legacy of those photographers. The material walked visitors through much of the civil rights era and provided a lesson both inspiring and challenging: that social progress is possible when one values it above personal comfort and safety. Now in book form, Struggle for Justice honors the photographers who were willing to put their privilege on the line to document the discrimination of others and by doing so, help to galvanize public support for the civil rights movement"-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN:
9781477321140
1477321144
OCLC:
1130322215
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