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Author Withers, Ernest C., 1922-2007, photographer.

Title Revolution in black and white : photographs of the Civil Rights Era by Ernest C. Withers / Richard Cahan and Michael Williams ; foreword by Andrew Young.

Publication Info. Chicago, Illinois : CityFiles Press, [2019]
©2019

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Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor  New Shelf  323.1196 WIT    DUE 07-01-20
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
Edition First edition.
Description 288 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (page 288).
Summary "Ernest C. Withers was one of the most prominent African-American photographers during the civil rights years. During the course of his work, he took thousands photographs that document the Movement--from the Emmett Till trial in 1955 to the assassination of Martin Luther King in 1968. What set his work apart was that he goes beyond the political struggles to show the human face of Movement. Withers worked primarily a local photographer, as a freelancer for the Memphis World and Tri-State Defender starting in 1948. His photographs of the everyday world--proms, funerals, people at work and play, and street life--create a stunning record of what it was like to live in Memphis and the Mid-South. He was also a noted baseball photographer, documenting Negro League baseball, and a noted music photographer, taking thousands of photographs of early jazz, blues, rock 'n' roll and R&B performers. This book combines all of his work for the first time and uses first-hand accounts from men and women who lived in the South to explain these transformative years. The photographs, taken as bare-bones journalism, rise to the level of fine art decades later. They are also important examples of photojournalism, documenting decades of struggle in Memphis and the Mid-South. They serve as an important missing link in the civil rights narrative. This book goes beyond the headlines to show how Withers created an essential record for all of us to better understand life in the South during this crucial era."--Publisher's website.
Subject Withers, Ernest C., 1922-2007 -- Catalogs.
African Americans -- Tennessee -- Memphis -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works -- Catalogs.
Documentary photography -- Catalogs.
African American photographers -- Catalogs.
African American civil rights workers -- Pictorial works -- Catalogs.
African American civil rights workers -- Tennessee -- Memphis -- Pictorial works -- Catalogs.
Civil rights movements -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works -- Catalogs.
Civil rights movements -- Tennessee -- Memphis -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works -- Catalogs.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works -- Catalogs.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Tennessee -- Memphis -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works -- Catalogs.
African Americans -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works -- Catalogs.
Memphis (Tenn.) -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works -- Catalogs.
United States -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works -- Catalogs.
Genre/Form Catalogs.
Illustrated works.
Added Author Williams, Michael (Michael F.), author.
Cahan, Richard, author.
Young, Andrew, 1932- writer of foreword.
Added Title Photographs. Selections
ISBN 9780991541843 (hardcover) $49.95
0991541847 (hardcover) $49.95

 
    
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