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We Shall Overcome - Press Photographs of Nashville during the Civil Rights Era (Paperback) Loot Price: R708
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We Shall Overcome - Press Photographs of Nashville during the Civil Rights Era (Paperback): Kathryn E. Delmez

We Shall Overcome - Press Photographs of Nashville during the Civil Rights Era (Paperback)

Kathryn E. Delmez

Series: A Frist Center for the Visual Arts Title

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Fifty years after Martin Luther King Jr.'s death-and at a time when race relations and social justice are again at the forefront of our country's consciousness-this book expands on a Frist Center for the Visual Arts exhibition to present a selection of approximately one hundred photographs that document an important period in Nashville's struggle for racial equality. The images were taken between 1957, the year that desegregation in public schools began, and 1968, when the National Guard was called in to surround the state capitol in the wake of the civil rights leader's assassination in Memphis. Of central significance are photographs of lunch counter sit-ins led by a group of students, including John Lewis and Diane Nash, from local historically black colleges and universities that took place in early 1960. The demonstrations were so successful that King stated just a few weeks later at Fisk University: ""I did not come to Nashville to bring inspiration but to gain inspiration from the great movement that has taken place in this community."" The role that Nashville played in the national civil rights movement as a hub for training students in nonviolent protest and as the first Southern city to integrate places of business is a story that warrants re-examination. The book also provides an opportunity to consider the role of images and the media in shaping public opinion, a relevant subject in today's news-saturated climate. Photographs from the archives of both daily newspapers will be included: the Tennessean, which was the more liberal publication, and the Nashville Banner, a conservative paper whose leadership seemed less interested in covering events related to racial issues. Some of the photographs in the exhibition had been selected to be published in the papers, but many were not, and their disclosure reveals insight into the editorial process. In several images, other photojournalists and news crews are visible, serving as a reminder of the almost constant presence of the camera during these historic times. The photos are placed in context by an essay by Linda Wynn, of Fisk University and the Tennessee Historical Commission, on Nashville during the civil rights era and an essay by Susan H. Edwards, executive director of the Frist Center, on photojournalism. Civil rights pioneer Representative John Lewis offers a foreword recounting memories of his time in Nashville.

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Imprint: Vanderbilt University Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: A Frist Center for the Visual Arts Title
Release date: August 2018
Editors: Kathryn E. Delmez
Dimensions: 267 x 279 x 19mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 108
ISBN-13: 978-0-8265-2221-4
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > Photography & photographs > Special kinds of photography > General
Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Equal opportunities
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Human rights > Civil rights & citizenship
Books > History > American history > General
LSN: 0-8265-2221-1
Barcode: 9780826522214

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