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.
The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center is located on the Vassar College campus in Poughkeepsie. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed on Mondays. Admission is free and the gallery is wheelchair accessible. For additional information, call (845) 437-5237 or visit the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center website at http://fllac.vassar.edu.