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Appeal to This Age: Photography of the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1968 opens at Vassar's Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center January 15, 1999

This exhibition surveys the photography of the Civil Rights movement, beginning in 1954 on the date of the U.S. Supreme Court decision on Brown vs. Board of Education, and ending with the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1968. The exhibition includes classic images by renowned photojournalists as well as seldom-seen photographs by movement workers. The 75 photographs, which comprise the exhibition underscore the integral role photography played in documenting the modern Civil Rights movement. Works by African-American photographers Gordon Parks, Robert Sengstacke and Julius Lester are featured as are works by Richard Avedon, Robert Frank, and Dan Weiner, to name but a few. Organized by Steven Kasher, Appeal to This Age: Photography of the Civil Rights Movement originated at and is circulated by the Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York. This exhibition is presented with funding from the Smart Family Foundation.

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Posted by Office of Communications Saturday, January 2, 1999


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