The Black South and Civil Rights Workers in the 1960s
Apr 14, 2017 (All day) to May 18, 2017 (All day)
Audience:Open to the Public
Exhibition: April 14, 2017 – May 18, 2017
Panel: 4:30 – 6 p.m., April 20 (reception to follow in the gallery)
Julius Lester photographed the black South and portions of the civil rights movement from 1964-68, when he was a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. This exhibition draws from his poignant urban and rural images and features portraits of young civil rights workers of that era, both known and unknown.
Image displayed: Julius Lester, Atlanta (detail), 1966, printed analog photograph, 18 x 24 inches
Julius Lester, professor emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has long focused on nurturing how people see themselves and others. A civil rights activist and author of numerous award-winning books for adults and children, his photographs are at the Smithsonian and at Howard University.