Title: A matter of colour, documentary of the struggle for racial equality in the USA
Photographer(s): Danny Lyon, Roy De Carava, Norris McNamara and others
Writer(s): Lorraine Hansberry, Segal Ronald
Publisher(s): Penguin books, Harmondsworth, England, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, Victoria, Australia
Size: 21,5 x 27,5 cm
Print: Hazel Watson & Viney Ltd., Aylesbury, Bucks, Great Britain
Nation(s) and year(s) of Protest: U.S.A., > 1964
For copyright reasons this edition is not for sale in the U.S.A. or Canada
The response of the Negro in the United States to the condition of his colour has ceased to be a murmuring of entreaty and protest; it has become the roar of revolt.
For many years the small Negro middle class monopolized the civil rights movement, while mass resentment detonated in rare and largely sterile rioting. But as frustration spread, the base of struggle broadened.
Among the photographs that follow is one of a Negro woman at a Washington demonstration carrying a placard that proclaims: " Liberty for All or Death for America. This We Mean " With racial conflict steadily spreading in the world, those words have a terrible and immediate significance that is not for Americans alone.
By the introduction of Ronald Segal.