Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Exhibit: Road to Freedom: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement

Road to Freedom
Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956 -1968

Experience history through stirring pictures that capture and document the process of the Civil Rights Movement. This exhibition features work by more than twenty photographers, such as Bob Adelman, Morton Broffman, Bruce Davidson, Doris Derby, Larry Fink, James Karales, Builder Levy and Steve Schapiro.

Also included are the works of press photographers and amateurs who capture nugguts of time with documents of the marches, demonstrations and public gatherings that were used as a tool for the spark of social changes. Key photographs include Bob Adelman's Kelly Ingram Park, Birmingham, 1963; Morton Broffman's Dr. King and Coretta Scott King Leading Marchers, Montgomery, Alabama, 1965; Bill Eppridge's Chaney Family as they depart for the Funeral of James Chaney, Philadelphia, Mississippi, 1964; and Builder Levy's I Am a Man/Union Justice Now, Memphis, Tennessee, 1968.

This photo exhibit makes for an enlightening, educational and entertaining event for all ages.

Currently on display until October 5, 2008

High Museum of Art
1280 Peachtree Street (between 15th and 16th Streets)
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
General telephone number: 404-733-HIGH (4444)

Monday: Closed
Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm (noon) - 5:00pm

Members: Free
Adults: $18.00
Seniors/Students: $15
ages 6 to 17: $11
ages 5 and under: Free

Unable to attend the exhibit, a comprehensive book is available for $35.00 click here to purchase.

On view in Atlanta through October 5, 2008, Road to Freedom: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956–1968 is organized by Julian Cox, Curator of Photography at the High Museum of Art. This exhibition is supported by Sandra Anderson Baccus, The Atlanta Foundation, The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts which believes that a Great Nation Deserves Great Art. This exhibition is also supported by American Express.

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