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The Impact of Photos: Civil Rights Photography
The Impact of Photos: Civil Rights Photography
Published: 2012/12/11
Channel: Justin Wiguna
Photos show undeniable history of the civil rights movement
Photos show undeniable history of the civil rights movement
Published: 2017/03/01
Channel: PBS NewsHour
Civil Rights through Photography
Civil Rights through Photography
Published: 2013/04/18
Channel: Wesley Burleson
Episode 1049 | Photographer Maria Varela Reflects On Her Work Covering The Civil Rights Movement
Episode 1049 | Photographer Maria Varela Reflects On Her Work Covering The Civil Rights Movement
Published: 2017/06/03
Channel: New Mexico In Focus, a Production of KNME-TV
Civil Rights Ride 2013 - Cecil Williams, Civil Rights Photographer
Civil Rights Ride 2013 - Cecil Williams, Civil Rights Photographer
Published: 2015/02/09
Channel: Mullikin Law Firm
James Sulton - A quiet hero of the Civil Rights Movement
James Sulton - A quiet hero of the Civil Rights Movement
Published: 2007/03/14
Channel: CecilWilliams
CNN: Entrenched in civil rights fight
CNN: Entrenched in civil rights fight
Published: 2011/02/16
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Civil Rights & Liberties: Crash Course Government #23
Civil Rights & Liberties: Crash Course Government #23
Published: 2015/07/18
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Selma, 1965: Bruce Davidson and the Photography of Civil Rights Exhibit Opening Dialogue
Selma, 1965: Bruce Davidson and the Photography of Civil Rights Exhibit Opening Dialogue
Published: 2016/03/10
Channel: Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies
Life Magazine Civil Rights Stories
Life Magazine Civil Rights Stories
Published: 2013/09/25
Channel: David Hoffman
“1967: Civil Rights at 50”
“1967: Civil Rights at 50”
Published: 2017/02/08
Channel: Newseum
Austin Revealed: Chicano Civil Rights "Role of Chicano Identity in Arts"
Austin Revealed: Chicano Civil Rights "Role of Chicano Identity in Arts"
Published: 2016/03/24
Channel: KLRU
King
King's Speech That Linked Vietnam And Civil Rights | TIME
Published: 2010/01/18
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Civil Rights Movement
Civil Rights Movement
Published: 2013/08/22
Channel: The Turn of This Century
Blood and Glory: The Civil War in Color: African Americans After the War | History
Blood and Glory: The Civil War in Color: African Americans After the War | History
Published: 2015/04/27
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In Black and White: Civil Rights Photography and the Politics of Race [Pt. 5]
In Black and White: Civil Rights Photography and the Politics of Race [Pt. 5]
Published: 2011/04/05
Channel: 4CommunityPeace
An Extraordinary Account of the Lynching of Black America (2003)
An Extraordinary Account of the Lynching of Black America (2003)
Published: 2016/06/26
Channel: The Film Archives
African American Legends: Chester Higgins, Jr., photographer, "Capturing the Spirit"
African American Legends: Chester Higgins, Jr., photographer, "Capturing the Spirit"
Published: 2013/04/01
Channel: cunytv75
Color film was built for white people. Here
Color film was built for white people. Here's what it did to dark skin.
Published: 2015/09/18
Channel: Vox
Influence of Civil Rights Movement and Vietnam - L. Douglas Wilder
Influence of Civil Rights Movement and Vietnam - L. Douglas Wilder
Published: 2014/06/12
Channel: Explorations In Black Leadership
In Black and White: Civil Rights Photography and the Politics of Race [Pt. 3]
In Black and White: Civil Rights Photography and the Politics of Race [Pt. 3]
Published: 2011/04/02
Channel: 4CommunityPeace
Civil Rights Movement - Different Ways Of Protesting - GCSE History
Civil Rights Movement - Different Ways Of Protesting - GCSE History
Published: 2016/08/06
Channel: I'm Stuck - GCSE Revision
North of Dixie: Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South
North of Dixie: Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South
Published: 2017/05/25
Channel: LibraryOfCongress
"The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution," a documentary on the 60s civil rights group
"The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution," a documentary on the 60s civil rights group
Published: 2015/09/25
Channel: NOWNESS
Inside the lost photos of Gordon Parks
Inside the lost photos of Gordon Parks
Published: 2015/06/13
Channel: CBS This Morning
Civil Rights Photographer, Informant?
Civil Rights Photographer, Informant?
Published: 2010/09/14
Channel: CBS
Aperture at The New School: Photography and the Politics of Representation
Aperture at The New School: Photography and the Politics of Representation
Published: 2016/06/15
Channel: The New School
Black America - Documenting Our Existence in Photography
Black America - Documenting Our Existence in Photography
Published: 2016/04/20
Channel: cunytv75
Civil Rights in the 1960
Civil Rights in the 1960's, Black Panthers -- Film 7910
Published: 2013/10/25
Channel: HuntleyFilmArchives
Civil Rights Protests In Life Magazine
Civil Rights Protests In Life Magazine
Published: 2009/07/07
Channel: David Hoffman
Civil Rights and Youth Black History Month
Civil Rights and Youth Black History Month
Published: 2016/01/23
Channel: k6elearning
Capturing the Civil Rights Movement in Unforgettable Images
Capturing the Civil Rights Movement in Unforgettable Images
Published: 2014/02/18
Channel: Smithsonian Channel
Through A Lens Darkly: How African Americans Use Photography to Shape Their Cultural Representation
Through A Lens Darkly: How African Americans Use Photography to Shape Their Cultural Representation
Published: 2014/01/23
Channel: Democracy Now!
James Meredith Shot In Mississippi During Civil-Rights March AKA Meredith Shooting (1966)
James Meredith Shot In Mississippi During Civil-Rights March AKA Meredith Shooting (1966)
Published: 2014/04/13
Channel: British Pathé
Arthur M. Brazier - The Activist | Part 2 - The Northern Civil Rights Movement
Arthur M. Brazier - The Activist | Part 2 - The Northern Civil Rights Movement
Published: 2014/01/27
Channel: BrazierFoundation
Shared Legacies: Honoring the Black-Jewish Civil Rights Alliance
Shared Legacies: Honoring the Black-Jewish Civil Rights Alliance
Published: 2016/08/09
Channel: US National Archives
Jackie Robinson on Civil Rights
Jackie Robinson on Civil Rights
Published: 2014/09/09
Channel: Educational Video Group
Conversation on the Installation, Untitled (Structures), with Leslie Hewitt and Bradford Young
Conversation on the Installation, Untitled (Structures), with Leslie Hewitt and Bradford Young
Published: 2016/02/10
Channel: The Menil Collection
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The Late Willie Middlebrook Shares His Career In The Arts
Published: 2013/11/11
Channel: ArtTravelers
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South Park - Safe Space - "In My Safe Space"
Published: 2015/10/22
Channel: South Park Studios
Inside J. Edgar Hoover
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Published: 2014/06/20
Channel: The Film Archives
Civil Rights Activist Dr. John Perkins
Civil Rights Activist Dr. John Perkins
Published: 2015/02/05
Channel: 100huntley
The Civil Rights Movement from the Ground Up
The Civil Rights Movement from the Ground Up
Published: 2012/12/10
Channel: UMBCtube
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Published: 2015/03/12
Channel: The Free and Equal Elections Foundation
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Published: 2014/10/28
Channel: HolyAngelsChurch2
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Warren K. Leffler's photograph of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom at the National Mall

Beginning with the murder of Emmett Till in 1955, photography and photographers played an important role in advancing the Civil Rights Movement by documenting the public and private acts of racial discrimination against African Americans and the nonviolent response of the movement. This article focuses on these photographers and the role that they played in the movement between 1954 and 1968, particularly in the South.

Notable photographers and the roles they played[edit]

  • Bob Adelman (1931-2016) volunteered as a photographer for the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) in the early 1960s and photographed the events and the now well-known people active in the Civil Rights Movement at the time.
  • Charles Brittin
  • Dan Budnik (1933) persuaded Life to have him create a long-term photo essay documenting the Selma to Montgomery march. His photographs are now in the collection of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site.
  • Bruce Davidson (1933) chronicled the events and effects of Civil Rights Movement, in both the North and the South, from 1961 to 1965. In support of his project, Davidson received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1962 and his finished project was displayed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Upon the completion of his documentation of the Civil Rights Movement, Davidson received the first ever photography grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
  • Diana Davies
  • Gene Herrick (1926), an Associated Press photojournalist, covered the Emmett Till trial, Autherine Lucy and the integration of the University of Alabama, the Montgomery Bus Boycott (photographing Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. being fingerprinted and booked), and the race riots in Clinton, TN in response to the integration of Clinton High School (Clinton, Tennessee), and the Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.[1]
  • Bob Fitch was the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) photographer in 1965 and 1966. His images includes school integration, voter registration actions, and candidate campaigns in Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia; the Mississippi James Meredith March Against Fear; and intimate photos of the King family during Dr. King's funeral. His pictures appeared nationally in Afro-American publications including Johnson Publishing's JET and EBONY. Fitch's photos appeared in the 1997 Smithsonian Exhibit "We Shall Overcome", and his portrait of Martin Luther King, Jr. in his Atlanta, Georgia, office with a print of Mohandas Gandhi on the wall, is the model for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial monument in Washington D.C.[2]
  • Jack T. Franklin (1922-2009) [3]
  • Leonard Freed
  • Bill Hudson (1932–2010), an Associated Press photojournalist, depicted police brutality against peaceful protesters, including the police dogs attacking students marching to talk to Birmingham's mayor during the 1963 Birmingham Children's Crusade.
  • James H. Karales (1930-2002), a photographer for Look magazine from 1960 to 1971, covered the Civil Rights Movement throughout its duration and took many memorable photographs including photos of SNCC's formation, of Dr. King and his associates, and, during his full coverage of the event, the iconic photograph of the Selma to Montgomery march showing people proudly marching along the highway under a cloudy turbulent sky.[4] In 2013 a book of his photographs, Controversy and Hope: The Civil Rights Movement Photographs of James Karales, was published by the University of South Carolina Press.
  • Warren K. Leffler was a photographer for U.S. News & World Report during the civil rights years. Although based primarily in Washington, D.C., Leffler also traveled to the South to cover many of the main events for the magazine.
  • Danny Lyon (1942) published his first photographs working for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. His pictures appeared in The Movement, a documentary book about the Southern Civil Rights Movement, as well as Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement, his own memoir of his years working for SNCC.
  • James "Spider" Martin (1939–2003) took photographs documenting the March, 1965 beating of many of the marchers during the first Selma to Montgomery march, known as “Bloody Sunday.” Speaking about the effect of photography on the Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "Spider, we could have marched, we could have protested forever, but if it weren't for guys like you it would have been for nothing. The whole world saw your pictures. That's why the Voting Rights Act was passed." [5]
  • Charles Moore (1931-2010), photographed a 1958 argument between Martin Luther King, Jr. and two policemen. His photographs were distributed nationally by the Associated Press, and published in Life, and he began traveling throughout the South documenting the Civil Rights Movement. Moore's most famous photograph, Birmingham, depicts demonstrators being attacked by firemen wielding high-pressure hoses. U.S. Senator Jacob Javits said that Moore's pictures "helped to spur passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964."[6]
  • Gordon Parks (1912-2006) was assigned by Life in 1963 to travel with Malcolm X and document the Civil Rights Movement.[7] He was also involved with the movement on a personal level. In 1947, Gordon Parks documented Dr. Kenneth Clark's infamous Doll Test. It is those pictures, published in Ebony in July 1947, that were used as evidence in the Brown v. Board of Education trial and helped sway the ruling.
  • Herbert Eugene Randall, Jr. (1936) photographed the effects of the Civil Rights Movement in Hattiesburg, Mississippi in 1964, at the request of Sanford R. Leigh, the Director of Mississippi Freedom Summer's Hattiesburg project. Randall spent the entire summer photographing solely in Hattiesburg, among the African-American community and the volunteers in area projects such as the Freedom Schools, Voter Registration, and the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party campaign. Five of Randall's photographs were published in the summer of 1964, and one seen worldwide was the bloodied, concussed Rabbi Arthur Lelyveld, head of a prominent Cleveland congregation and former conscientious objector to World War II. In 1999 Randall donated 1,800 negatives to the archives of The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. He and Bobs Tusa, the archivist at USM, wrote Faces of Freedom Summer, which was published by the University of Alabama Press in 2001. Faces is the only record of a single town in the midst of America's Civil Rights movement.
  • Art Shay (1922) photographed the Chicago Freedom Movement. Working freelance for Life, the Saturday Evening Post, Time and other magazines, Shay started covering integration issues in 1953. In 1959 he covered the Deerfield Housing Crisis, in 1961 block busting, then the 1963 Freedom March, school boycotts, and Martin Luther King's 1966 Chicago Freedom Movement rally at Soldier Field.[8][9][10][11] Shay also covered the 1966 Chicago and the 1967 Detroit riots.
  • Moneta Sleet Jr. (1926-1996) won the 1969 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for his photograph of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s widow, Coretta Scott King, at Dr. King's funeral. Sleet is the first African American man to win the Pulitzer,[12] and the first African American to win award for journalism.[13]
  • Cecil J. Williams began photographing the origin of the Civil Rights Movement in Clarendon County, and Orangeburg, South Carolina; and at eleven years old, beginning with Thurgood Marshall, arriving by train in Charleston, South Carolina to argue the Briggs v. Elliott case. His collection of nearly one million film images is perhaps one of the largest in the world. At fourteen years old, he became a freelancer for JET. Later, he regularly contributed to the Afro-American, Pittsburgh Courier, and other weekly publications. Some of the notable events he photographed include: the Briggs v. Elliott petitioners, Elloree School Teachers, Minister Billy Graham's 1957 New York Crusade at Madison Square Garden, Harvey Gantt being admitted to Clemson University, John F. Kennedy's presidential announcement, the Orangeburg Massacre, and the Charleston Hospital Workers Strike. His photograph of Coretta Scott King involved in the Charleston Hospital Workers Strike was featured on the front cover of JET. Other photographs he made appeared in Newsweek, TIME, and the Associated Press. He was twice arrested and jailed for photographing student demonstrations. In 2015, he invented the FilmToaster, a fast camera scanning instrument, to scan his mammoth film collection. Many of his iconic images from the era of civil rights have appeared on the covers of numerous historical publications.

Photo books on the Civil Rights Movement[edit]

  • Adelman, Bob (Ed.);& Johnson, Charles (Intro.), MLK: A Celebration in Word and Image, Beacon Press, 2011. ISBN 978-0-8070-0316-9
  • Carson, Clayborne, ed. (2003). Civil Rights Chronicle: The African-American Struggle for Freedom. Legacy. 
  • Cox, Julian; Jacob, Rebekah;& Karales, Monica (Andrew Young, forward), CONTROVERSY AND HOPE: The Civil Rights Photographs of James Karales, The University of South Carolina Press, 2013.
  • Davidson, Bruce, Time of Change: Civil Rights Photographs 1961-1965, Los Angeles: St. Ann's Press, 2002.
  • Faces of Freedom Summer, University of Alabama Press, 2001.
  • Freed, Leonard, Black in White America, New York: Grossman, 1967.
  • Kasher, Steven, The Civil Rights Movement: A Photographic History, 1954-68, New York: Abbeville, 1996.
  • Lyon, Danny, Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement, University of North Carolina Press, 1992.
  • Moore, Charles, Powerful Days: The Civil Rights Photography of Charles Moore, New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1991.
  • Williams, Cecil J., Out of the Box in Dixie: Cecil Williams' Photography of the South Carolina Events That Changed America, 2006, Cecil Williams Photography/Publishing; "Freedom and Justice," 1995, Mercer University Press; "Orangeburg 1968: A Place and Time Remembered," 2009
  • Herron, Matt, "Mississippi Eyes: The story and photography of the Southern Documentary Project", 2014, Talking Fingers Press
  • Speltz, Mark (2016). North of Dixie: Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South. Getty Publications. ISBN 9781606065051. 
  • Williams, Cecil J., Out of the Box in Dixie: Cecil Williams' Photography of the South Carolina Events That Changed America, 2006, Cecil Williams Photography/Publishing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Drabble, Jenny. "Former AP photographer gives talk on meeting Martin Luther King, Jr., other civil rights activists". Winston-Salem Journal. Retrieved 2017-01-16. 
  2. ^ http://www.bobfitchphoto.com
  3. ^ http://www.philly.com/philly/obituaries/20090925_Jack_T__Franklin__87__civil_rights_witness.html
  4. ^ Loke, Margarett (2002-04-05). "James Karales, Photographer of Social Upheaval, Dies at 71". The New York Times. 
  5. ^ "Selma to Montgomery: A March for the Right to Vote". The Spider Martin Civil Rights Collection. Retrieved 2006-01-04. 
  6. ^ "About Charles Moore". Kodak. Retrieved 2006-12-26. 
  7. ^ "We Shall Overcome: Photographs from the American Civil Rights Era". LBJ Library and Museum. Retrieved 2007-03-01. 
  8. ^ https://books.google.com/books?id=I0gEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA57&source=gbs_toc_r&cad=2#v=onepage&q&f=false
  9. ^ https://books.google.com/books?id=I0gEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA57&source=gbs_toc_r&cad=2#v=onepage&q&f=false
  10. ^ http://%5Bhttps[permanent dead link]://www.kartemquin.com/news/remembering-chicagos-great-school-boycott-of-1963
  11. ^ http://chicagoist.com/2013/08/29/from_the_vault_of_art_shay_the_drea.php#photo-1
  12. ^ Fraser, C. Gerald (19 October 1986). "The Vision of Moneta Sleet in Show". The New York Times. Retrieved 2006-12-22. 
  13. ^ "Moneta Sleet, photographer of excellence". African American Registry. Archived from the original on 2006-12-06. Retrieved 2006-12-22.  External link in |publisher= (help)

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