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

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

Label
Revolution in black and white : photographs of the Civil Rights Era by Ernest C. Withers
Title
Revolution in black and white
Title remainder
photographs of the Civil Rights Era by Ernest C. Withers
Statement of responsibility
Richard Cahan and Michael Williams ; foreword by Andrew Young
Creator
Contributor
Author
Photographer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
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Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1922-2007
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Withers, Ernest C.
Dewey number
323.1196/073022
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
F444.M59
LC item number
N493 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1932-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Williams, Michael
  • Cahan, Richard
  • Young, Andrew
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Withers, Ernest C
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Memphis (Tenn.)
  • United States
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • Civil rights movements
  • African American civil rights workers
  • African American civil rights workers
  • African American photographers
  • Documentary photography
  • Withers, Ernest C
  • African American civil rights workers
  • African American photographers
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • Documentary photography
  • Tennessee
  • United States
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Label
Revolution in black and white : photographs of the Civil Rights Era by Ernest C. Withers, Richard Cahan and Michael Williams ; foreword by Andrew Young
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes bibliographical references (page 288)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 288)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
This little light of mine -- I'll take you there -- Beale Street blues -- The ballad of Emmett Till -- A city called Heaven -- People get ready -- We shall not be moved -- Take my hand, precious Lord
Control code
on1090475434
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9780991541843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
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
Copyright
Note
Includes bibliographical references (page 288)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 288)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
This little light of mine -- I'll take you there -- Beale Street blues -- The ballad of Emmett Till -- A city called Heaven -- People get ready -- We shall not be moved -- Take my hand, precious Lord
Control code
on1090475434
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9780991541843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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