Did Civil Rights Photography Do More Harm than Good?
14th & V | Langston | June 24,2012 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Did Civil Rights Photography Do More Harm than Good?

In his book, Seeing Through Race: A Reinterpretation of Civil Rights Photography, author Martin Berger explores how the most famous, and frequently reproduced, photographs of the black freedom struggle in the 1960s preserved many of the racial inequalities against which African Americans fought. Berger argues not that the photographs contained vestiges of older racial values that had yet to ebb away, but that their success in generating northern white sympathy for blacks was predicated on reactionary racial values that the images reinforced.

This event is free and open to everyone


The A.C.T.O.R. (A Continuing Talk on Race) open discussion series is hosted by Busboys and Poets as a community service. It provides the opportunity for people to come together and speak openly and honestly about issues of race. The intent is that each person walks away from the discussion feeling something: challenged, educated, uncomfortable, enlightened, refreshed, reassured and hopefully inspired and moved to action! Each month there is a new topic for discussion with a Busboys and Poets-sponsored facilitator.

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