Celebrating the life and work of Congressman John Lewis: A visual record of the civil rights movement at Marquand Library
In honor of congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis (1940-2020), Marquand Library of Art and Archaeology is honored to highlight a collection of books that visually document the 1960s civil rights movement. Among other items, this list features art and photography books that include events like the 1963 March on Washington, which Lewis helped to organize, and the 1965 march for voters’ rights from Selma to Montgomery, during which (on Mar. 7 - Bloody Sunday) Lewis and his fellow demonstrators were beaten by Alabama police.
Selma 1965: The Photographs of Spider Martin
Don Carleton (preface) and Douglas Brinkley (introduction)
Road to Freedom: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956-1968
Julian Cox with afterword by John Lewis
Elizabeth Catlett: In the Image of the People
Melanie Anne Herzog
This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement
Leslie G. Kelen, ed. with essays by Julian Bond, Clayborne Carson, and Matt Herron; text by Charles E. Cobb, Jr.
Powerful Days: The Civil Rights Photography of Charles Moore
Michael S. Durham with introduction by Andrew Young
The Wall of Respect: Public Art and Black Liberation in 1960s Chicago
Abdul Alkalimat, Romi Crawford, and Rebecca Zorach, eds.
Tradition and Conflict: Images of a Turbulent Decade, 1963-1973
Studio Museum in Harlem (curated by Mary Schmidt Campbell)
Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties
Teresa A. Carbone and Kellie Jones
Written by Nicole Fabricand-Person, Japanese Art Specialist
Media contact: Barbara Valenza, Director of Library Communications