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The Movement: Bob Adelman and Civil Rights Era Photography



Bob Adelman: <EM>An Urgent Message</EM>, Washington, DC, 1963 Courtesy of the Photographer
Bob Adelman: An Urgent Message, Washington, DC, 1963 Courtesy of the Photographer
The Movement: Bob Adelman and Civil Rights Era Photography
UNITED STATES
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA  •  NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale  •  19 January - 17 May 2014
 
 

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale unveils an exhibition featuring some 100 images of American photographer Bob Adelman (born 1931).

Between 1963 and 1968, Adelman was a photographer for the Congress of Racial Equality, the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and other civil rights organizations. His work granted him unique access to the movementís most important events and figures, and he forged close ties with such civil rights leaders as Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, John Lewis, and James Baldwin. His work was featured in major publications of the civil rights period.

Events documented in the exhibition include: the Freedom Rides; the 1963 Birmingham demonstrations during which demonstrators were hosed and attacked by police dogs; the 1963 March on Washington, which culminated in Martin Luther King's "I have a Dream" speech; voter registration drives; the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery March; and Martin Luther King,Jr funeral. A number of the photographs on view in the exhibition have never before been published.



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Contact: NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale
One East Las Olas Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Tel: (1) 954 525 55 00

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