The Civil Rights Movement: A Photographic History, 1954-68

The Civil Rights Movement: A Photographic History, 1954-68

By: Kasher, Steven

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With a far-ranging selection of striking images and a lively, cogent text, Steven Kasher captures the danger, drama, and bravery of the civil rights movement. After an introducing explaining the vital importance of photography to the movement, the book proceeds from the Montgomery bus boycott through the student, local, and national movements; the big marches in Washington and Selma; Freedom Summer; Malcolm X Black Power; and the death of Martin Luther King.

Each chapter begins with a fast-paced narrative of a crucial event in the movement, complemented by a portfolio of the most effective and evocative photographs of the subject. Ranging from the well known to the rare, these images were shot by photographers including Richard Avedon, Danny Lyon, Charles Moore, Gordon Parks, Dan Weiner, and over fifty others. Many of the pictures are accompanied by thought-provoking remembrances and analysis by various photographers and participants.

A concise chronology of the major civil rights events of the period and useful suggestions for additional reading conclude this invaluable, inspiring volume.

Title: The Civil Rights Movement: A Photographic History, 1954-68

Author: Kasher, Steven

Categories: History,

Publisher: Abbeville Press: 1996-09-01

ISBN/UPC Number: 0789206560

ISBN/UPC Number 13: 9780789206565

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: new

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 9780789206565

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