Fahey/Klein Gallery opened their latest exhibition, We Shall Overcome, on Thursday, March 26th. The Civil Rights Movement was one of the most profound eras of the past century, indelibly impacting every facet of our culture. It was also one of the first times that visual media was so viably accessible to the masses.
The Fahey/Klein Gallery is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition, We Shall Overcome: Documenting the Road to Freedom. The exhibition follows the moving journey of four acclaimed documentary photographers, Danny Lyon, Steve Schapiro, Flip Schulke, and Stephen Somerstein, as they each capture the Civil Rights movement in the American South in the 1960’s. The exhibition focuses specifically on the historic 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama to demand free-and-clear voting rights for African Americans. These powerful photographs capture the heroes of the Civil Rights movement–Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and James Baldwin–but also the countless grass-roots organizers and anonymous marchers who risked everything to trudge a long, dusty, and violent path to equality.
We Shall Over Come: Documenting the Role to Freedom, will be available for viewing through May 2nd.
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