I AM A MAN: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1960–1970
On view: September 1 to October 20, 2023
Opening reception; September 8, 2023, 5:30 to 8:00, early entry for Friends and Partners at 5:00pm
The 1960–1970 decade was a momentous time for the civil rights movement in the American South. It was a historic decade that unleashed both hope for the future and profound change as public spaces were desegregated and as African Americans secured their right to vote. I AM A MAN: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1960–1970 displays a wide range of photographs taken by amateurs, local photojournalists, and internationally known photographers. Together, they provide a vivid visual story of the evolution of the civil rights movement and shed light on the movement’s integration in daily living in the American South.
A Program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Sponsored by Robin and Ellery Sedgwick
Ernest Withers, Sanitation workers assemble in front of Clayborn Temple for a solidarity march. I Am A Man was the theme for Community On the Move for Equality (C.O.M.E.), 1968; photograph, dimensions variable; © Ernest Withers, Courtesy Withers Family Trust.