I AM A MAN: Civil Rights Photographs, 1960–1970
Opening Reception: Friday, February 8th, 5:30 PM
Featured guest: photographer Doris Derby
I Am A Man features photographs taken during the Civil Rights Movement between 1960 and 1970. The images in this collection offer a glimpse into the courage and brutality of the 1960s, a decade that unleashed hope for the future as well as profound and tumultuous changes.
Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of the American South, the exhibit emphasizes the role of student activism in the Civil Rights Movement while also featuring organizers, journalists, and ordinary citizens who risked their lives to end Jim Crow segregation within the American South. Collected by an inter-institutional team of researchers led by Professor Emeritus and former Senior Associate Director of CSAS, Bill Ferris, these images were recently hosted at the Pavillon Populaire in Montpellier, France. Photographs will remain on display through May 2019.