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The Resource For all the world to see : visual culture and the struggle for civil rights, Maurice Berger ; foreword by Thulani Davis

For all the world to see : visual culture and the struggle for civil rights, Maurice Berger ; foreword by Thulani Davis

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For all the world to see : visual culture and the struggle for civil rights
Title
For all the world to see
Title remainder
visual culture and the struggle for civil rights
Statement of responsibility
Maurice Berger ; foreword by Thulani Davis
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Language
eng
Summary
In 1955, shortly after Emmett Till was murdered by white supremacists in Mississippi, his grieving mother distributed to the press a gruesome photograph of his mutilated corpse. Asked why she would do this, she explained that by witnessing with their own eyes the brutality of segregation and racism, Americans would be more likely to support the cause of racial justice. "Let the world see what I've seen," was her reply. The publication of the photograph inspired a generation of activists to join the civil rights movement. Despite this extraordinary episode, the story of visual culture's role in the modern civil rights movement is rarely included in its history. This is the first comprehensive examination of the ways images mattered in the struggle, and it investigates a broad range of media including photography, television, film, magazines, newspapers, and advertising. These images were ever present and diverse: the startling footage of southern white aggression and black suffering that appeared night after night on television news programs; the photographs of black achievers and martyrs in Negro periodicals; the humble snapshot, no less powerful in its ability to edify and motivate. In each case, the war against racism was waged through pictures, millions of points of light, millions of potent weapons that forever changed a nation. This book allows us to see and understand the crucial role that visual culture played in forever changing a nation
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1956-
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Berger, Maurice
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Davis, Thulani
  • International Center of Photography.
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  • African Americans in mass media
  • Civil rights movements
  • Visual communication
  • Mass media
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For all the world to see : visual culture and the struggle for civil rights, Maurice Berger ; foreword by Thulani Davis
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Publication
Note
  • "In collaboration with: Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, University of Maryland Baltimore County, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C." -- t.p
  • Related exhibition held at the International Center of Photography, New York, May 21-Sept. 12, 2010
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Foreword / by Thulani Davis -- Introduction : weapons of choice -- It keeps on rollin' along : the status quo -- The new "new Negro" : the culture of positive images -- Plates -- "Let the world see what I've seen" : evidence and persuasion -- Guess who's coming to dinner : broadcasting race -- Epilogue : in our lives we are whole : the pictures of everyday life
Control code
ocn449853655
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xv, 207 p.
Isbn
9780300121315
Lccn
2009937819
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
Label
For all the world to see : visual culture and the struggle for civil rights, Maurice Berger ; foreword by Thulani Davis
Publication
Note
  • "In collaboration with: Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, University of Maryland Baltimore County, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C." -- t.p
  • Related exhibition held at the International Center of Photography, New York, May 21-Sept. 12, 2010
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Foreword / by Thulani Davis -- Introduction : weapons of choice -- It keeps on rollin' along : the status quo -- The new "new Negro" : the culture of positive images -- Plates -- "Let the world see what I've seen" : evidence and persuasion -- Guess who's coming to dinner : broadcasting race -- Epilogue : in our lives we are whole : the pictures of everyday life
Control code
ocn449853655
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xv, 207 p.
Isbn
9780300121315
Lccn
2009937819
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)

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