This light of ours : activist photographers of the civil rights movement
- Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c2011.
- Physical description
- 251 p. : ill ; 27 cm.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-246) and index.
- Photographing civil rights / Matt Herron
- Black life
- Organizing for freedom
- State and local terror
- Meredith march against fear and Black power
- How I first saw King and found the movement / Clayborne Carson
- Tamio Wakayama
- Herbert Randall
- Maria Varela
- George Ballis
- Bob Fitch
- Matt Herron
- Bob Fletcher
- David Prince
- Bob Adelman.
- Publisher's Summary
- This is an astonishing visual record of the Civil Rights Movement - captured by those directly engaged in the struggle. "This Light of Ours" is a paradigm-shifting publication that presents the Civil Rights Movement through the work of nine activist photographers - men and women who chose to document the struggle against segregation and other forms of race-based disenfranchisement from within the movement. Unlike the images captured by photojournalists, who covered breaking news events, these photographers lived within the movement, documenting its activities by focusing on the student activists and local people who together made it happen. The core of the book is a selection of 150 black-and-white photographs, representing the work of photographers Bob Adelman, George Ballis, Bob Fitch, Bob Fletcher, Matt Herron, David Prince, Herbert Randall, Maria Varela, and Tamio Wakayama.
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- Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) > History.
- African Americans > Civil rights > History > 20th century > Pictorial works.
- Civil rights movements > United States > History > 20th century > Pictorial works.
- Photographers > Political activity > United States > History > 20th century.
- Political activists > United States > History > 20th century.
- Photographers > United States > Interviews.
- Political activists > United States > Interviews.
- United States > Race relations > History > 20th century > Pictorial works.
- Southern States > Race relations > History > 20th century > Pictorial works.
- Publication date
- edited by Leslie G. Kelen ; essays by Julian Bond, Clayborne Carson, and Matt Herron ; text by Charles E. Cobb, Jr.