Focus on Justice: Carolina Photographers and the Civil Rights Movement
Photographer Byron Baldwin has curated an exhibit of 24 photographs documenting the regional Civil Rights movement as seen through the eyes of Carolina photographers Don Sturkey, Bruce Roberts, James Peeler, Cecil Williams and others. The exhibit focuses on the photographers' stories and experiences as they recorded Civil Rights history for local and national newspapers and magazines. Each photographer is represented by biographical information, a personal narrative and a selection of photos.
According to Baldwin, "The photographers represented in this exhibit witnessed history being made. These photographs of courageous young people who challenged the existing social order and of those who resisted that change illustrate a significant pivotal point in our history. Our culture is forever changed because of these events. And we are indebted to the photographers who spread the word of this struggle through their images, and recorded these events for history."