North of Dixie: Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South
Mark Speltz is a historian and author of “North of Dixie: Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South” published by the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. His book begins with newspaper photographs taken in the early twentieth century and ends with a cell-phone picture depicting a protest in response to the 2014 death of Michael Brown. The photographs in North of Dixie inform us about the various American stories that have been lost to public memory. Photographers saw themselves as change makers – some because they were participants in the movement and others because they were creating images of freedom.
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