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Martin Luther King leading a group of protesters with American flags, The Civil Rights Movement in dark blue font above.

The Civil Rights Movement

A Photographic History, 1954-68

By (author) Steven Kasher


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  • The first book to tell the story of the civil rights movement
  • Presenting rousing and often wrenching photographs that recorded, promoted, and protected it
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With a striking selection of images and a lively, informative text, Steven Kasher captures the danger, drama, and bravery of the civil rights movement. After an introduction explaining the significance of photography to the movement, the text in this important book proceeds from the Montgomery bus boycott through the student, local and national movements; the big marches; Freedom summer; Malcolm X; 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 such photographers as Richard Avedon, Danny Lyon, Charles Moore, Gordon Parks, Dan Weiner, and more than 50 others. Many of the pictures are accompanied by thought-provoking remembrances and analysis by various photographers and participants.

Abbeville Press
1st Sep 1996
Paperback / softback
World excluding USA, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Australia
231 mm x 231 mm
256 Pages
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