The March in Memory: From Selma to Montgomery

The March in Memory: From Selma to Montgomery

by Peter Pettus

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Overview

These photographs were taken during the 1965 Civil Rights March from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. Never before published, this is the work of an artist photographer who wanted to tell the story directly and simply, not as a photojournalist, but as a participant in this national and political demonstration. The camera looks deep into the faces of those who were there — black, white, old, young, Northern, and Southern — at the time when America approached one of its greatest times of crisis.

The pictures unfold here as a narrative. As the March moves along, we see participants and bystanders depicted in dramatic shades of black and white. Passing through the towns, people gather to wave, not quite believing what they are seeing. The expressions on these faces reflect a vast range of emotions: hope, fear, doubt, and joy. We see, as the March approaches Montgomery, the hundreds who have spontaneously joined up. The final photographs of the huge crowd streaming into the Capitol express the power of those words: “I Have a Dream.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692328576
Publisher: Criterion Books
Publication date: 07/01/2015
Edition description: 1
Pages: 149
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.70(d)

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