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SELMA 1965: THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF SPIDER MARTIN. University of Texas Press, Austin, 2015. Published in association with Dolph Briscoe Center of American History, University of Texas, Austin. Focus on American History. 128 pp. with 81 ills. 25 x 26 cm. LC 2015-20372 ISBN 9781477308394 In English.
Publisher's description: On March 7, 1965, six hundred people led by John Lewis, chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and Hosea Williams of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, set out to march from Selma, Alabama, to the state capital of Montgomery to demand the right to vote. The march ended violently on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, as Alabama state troopers beat and gassed the unresisting marchers. But images of "Bloody Sunday" seared the national conscience and helped galvanize the passage of the Voting Rights Act later that year. Spider Martin captured many indelible images of Bloody Sunday as a photojournalist for the "Birmingham News." His photographs of the Selma marches and the civil rights struggle were seen all over the world, appearing in such publications as "Time," "Life," "Der Spiegel," "Stern," the "Saturday Evening Post," and "Paris Match." Drawn from Martin's archive at the Briscoe Center for American History, this book gathers several dozen of the most powerful and poignant images, many of which have never been published, for the first time in a single volume. A lasting testament to the courage of the civil rights generation, they also reveal a rookie photographer's determination to bear witness to a movement that transformed the American nation.
Artist(s):Martin, Spider
Indexing: Western — United States — Post-1945 — Photography
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 167444
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