Powerful Days in Black and White

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Creator:Moore, Charles, 1931-
Title:Powerful days in black and white

This Web site presents twenty black-and-white photographs covering the civil rights movement in the American South taken by Charles Moore during the years 1958-1965; it also includes a brief biography of Moore. Moore began as a photographer for the newspaper the Montgomery Advertiser before working as a contract photographer for Life Magazine. Events covered include the early efforts of Dr. King to desegregate Montgomery, Alabama (1958-60); the violent reaction to the enrollment of James Meredith as the first black student at the University of Mississippi (1962); the Freedom March from Tennessee to Mississippi (1963); the campaign to desegregate Birmingham, Alabama (1963); voter registration drives in Mississippi (1963-1964); Ku Klux Klan activities in North Carolina (1965); and the march from Montgomery to Selma, Alabama (1965). The site's photographs are a selection from a book of Moore's civil rights photographs, Powerful Days, The Civil Rights Photography of Charles Moore (New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1991).

The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.

Types:Black-and-white photographs | Biographies | StillImage
Subjects:Jones, James R. | Meredith, James, 1933- | McShane, James J. P. (James Joseph Patrick), 1909-1968 | Doar, John, 1921- | Bender, Rita L. | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968--Imprisonment | Civil rights movements--Southern States | Civil rights demonstrations--Alabama--Birmingham | Civil rights demonstrations--Alabama--Montgomery | Police brutality--Alabama--Montgomery | Police brutality--Alabama--Selma | Race riots--Mississippi--Oxford | Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) | College integration--Mississippi--Oxford | African Americans--Civil rights--Southern States | Christians--Political activity | African Americans--Politics and government | Voter registration--Southern States | White supremacy movements--Southern States | Selma-Montgomery Rights March, 1965 | University of Mississippi | Project C, Birmingham, Ala., 1963 | Southern States, 33.346678, -84.119434
Institution:Eastman Kodak Company
Contributors:Eastman Kodak Company | Kodak
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All photographs copyright Charles Moore.

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