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Author Kasher, Steven.

Title The civil rights movement : a photographic history, 1954-68 / Steven Kasher ; foreword by Myrlie Evers-Williams
Edition First edition
Published New York : Abbeville Press, [1996]


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Description 255 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents The Montgomery bus boycott, 1955 -- Little Rock Central High, 1957, and the University of Mississippi, 1962 -- Sit-ins and freedom rides, 1960-62 -- The Birmingham movement, 1963 -- The march on Washington, 1963 -- SNCC and Mississippi, 1960-64 -- Selma, 1965 -- Black power and the march against fear, 1966 -- The eclipsing of nonviolence, 1965-68
Summary 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 introduction 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 and 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-248) and index
Subject African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works.
Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works.
Genre/Form Illustrated works.
LC no. 96004337
ISBN 0789201232