Road to Freedom : Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956-1968

Road to Freedom : Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956-1968

Description

The direct action social protest movement of the 1950s and 1960s resulted in sit-ins, marches, and other showdowns with armed police officers and National Guardsmen. Trained in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s methods of nonviolence, young black men and women took to the streets to fight for their civil rights and sparked a social revolution. Thousands of acts of courage were undertaken in the pursuit of freedom-acts that were often photographed, leaving behind a disquieting visual record of this violent and tumultuous period in American history.

Road to Freedom: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956-1968 is the most significant exhibition of civil rights photographs presented in an art museum in more than twenty years. These images were taken by many photographers-photojournalists, artists, movement photographers, and amateurs alike-all of whom seem to have had a keen understanding of the significance of their subject. This publication presents a narrative of some of the key moments of the civil rights movement, including the Freedom Rides of 1961, the Birmingham hosings of 1963, and the Selma to Montgomery March of 1965. These are the unforgettable images that helped to change the nation, increasing the momentum of the nonviolent movement by dramatically raising awareness of injustice and the struggle for equality.


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Details

Author(s)
Julian Cox, Valerie Cassel Oliver, Charles S. Johnson
Format
Hardback | 152 pages
Dimensions
229 x 254 x 17.02mm | 975g
Publication date
30 Jun 2008
Publisher
HIGH MUSEUM OF ART
Publication City/Country
Atlanta, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
120 illus., 10 in color
ISBN10
1932543236
ISBN13
9781932543230
Bestsellers rank
2,170,080