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Road to freedom : photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956-1968 / Julian Cox ; introduction by Charles Johnson ; afterword by John Lewis.

Author/creator Cox, Julian
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoAtlanta : High Museum of Art ; Seattle, WA : Distributed by University of Washington Press, ©2008.
Description159 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Supplemental Content Table of contents
Subject(s)
Other author/creatorHigh Museum of Art.
Other author/creatorNational Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.)
Other author/creatorField Museum of Natural History.
Other author/creatorSkirball Cultural Center.
Other author/creatorBronx Museum of the Arts.
Contents Director's foreword / Michael E. Shapiro -- Preface and acknowledgments / Julian Cox -- Introduction / Charles Johnson -- Bearing witness: photography and the civil rights movement / Julian Cox -- Plates -- Afterword / John Lewis -- List of plates -- Selected bibliography.
Review "Road to Freedom: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956-1968 is the most significant exhibition of civil rights photographs presented in an art musuem in more than twenty years. These images were taken by many photographers - photojournalists, artists, movement photographers, and amateurs alike - all of whom seem to have had a keen understanding of the significance of their subject. This publication presents a narrative of some of the key moments of the civil rights movement, including the Freedom Rides of 1961, the Birmingham hosings of 1963, and the Selma to Montgomery March of 1965. These are the unforgettable images that helped to change the nation, increasing the momentum of the nonviolent movement by dramatically raising awareness of injustice and the struggle for equality."--Jacket.
General notePhotographs from an exhibition held at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, June 7-Oct. 5, 2008, the National Museum of African American History & Culture, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Nov. 8, 2008-Mar. 9, 2009, The Field Museum, Chicago, June 5-Sept. 7, 2009, the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, Nov. 16, 2009-March 7, 2010, and the Bronx Museum, New York, March 27-July 11, 2010.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 157-159).
Acquisitions source Gift of Gene and Susan Roberts, 2016.
Issued in other formOnline version: Cox, Julian. Road to freedom. Atlanta : High Museum of Art ; Seattle, WA : Distributed by University of Washington Press, ©2008
Issued in other formOnline version: Cox, Julian. Road to freedom. Atlanta : High Museum of Art ; Seattle, WA : Distributed by University of Washington Press, ©2008
Genre/formExhibition catalogs.
Genre/formExhibition, pictorial works.
Genre/formHistory.
Genre/formAusstellung.
Genre/formSeattle (WA, 2008)
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LCCN 2008008856
ISBN9781932543230 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
ISBN1932543236 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
ISBN9781932543216 (softcover ; alk. paper)
ISBN193254321X (softcover ; alk. paper)
Stock numberUniv of Washington Pr, C/O Hopkins Fulfillment Services Po Box 50370, Baltimore, MD, USA, 21211-4370, (410)5166956 SAN 202-7348

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