Photo of the Day – 11/17/15 (“Rebellion”, 1964)

17 Nov

Daily Photo — “Rebellion, 1964”

Use the photos posted in this feature for writing prompts, warm-up activities, drawing templates or as part of a photo analysis.

1964. “Cecil Williams, civil rights photographer in the segregated South”.
Cecil Williams, the subject of this photo] was there during the 1960s sit-ins, during Harvey Gantt’s desegregation of Clemson University, during the strike of hospital workers in Charleston, during the shooting and killing of S.C. State University students in the Orangeburg Massacre. … Williams’ work forms one of the nation’s most comprehensive photo collections on the civil rights era. His photos have been published in 128 books, hundreds of newspapers and included in 14 television documentaries. … [He] began his photography career at the age of 9 with a hand-me-down camera. The Rev. I. DeQuincey Newman, field director for the NAACP, would fetch Williams from school so that the teen could document civil rights events. A Williams photo recording black students barred from worship by a white church elder made its way around the world. (Mine)

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