Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement

Title : Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement

Photographer(s) : Danny Lyon

Writer(s) : Julian Bond

Designer(s): Guy Russell, Danny Lyon

Publisher(s): University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, U.S.A.

Year : 1992

Print run :

Language(s) : English

Pages : 192

Size : 23 x 30 cm

Binding : Softcover

Edition : 2nd Twin Palms santa Fe, U.S.A.2010

Print : Printed in Japan

Nation(s) and year(s) of Protest : U.S.A.,1962

ISBN : 9780807843864

In the summer of 1962, Danny Lyon packed a Nikon Reflex and an old Leica in an army bag and hitchhiked south. Within a week he was in jail in Albany, Georgia, looking through the bars at another prisoner, Martin Luther King Jr.. Lyon soon became the first staff photographer for the Atlanta-based Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), which already had a reputation as one of the most committed and confrontational groups fighting for civil rights.

In Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement, Danny Lyon tells the compelling story of how a handful of dedicated young people, both black and white, forged one of the most successful grassroots organizations in American history. The book depicts some of the most violent and dramatic moments of Civil Rights Movement, including Black Monday in Danville, Virginia; the aftermath of the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham; the March on Washington in 1964; and the Mississippi Freedom Summer of 1962. Lyon¹s photos were taken when he was the first sta‡ photographer for the StudentNonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). The book also includes a selection of historic SNCC documents such as press releases, telephone logs, letters, and minutes of meetings. Pictures, eyewitness reports, and text take the reader inside the Civil Rights Movement, creating both a work of art and an authentic work of history.

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