WE SHALL OVERCOME: The Road To Freedom Civil Rights Photographs at Fahey/Klein

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking to 25,000 civil rights marchers at end of Selma to Montgomery, Alabama march, March 25, 1965. Photograph © Stephen Somerstein

Martin Luther King Jr. with John Lewis, Reverend Jesse Douglas, James Forman and Ralph Abernathy and Group Entering Montgomery, 1965. Photograph © Steve Schapiro

The Selma March, 1965
Photograph © Steve Schapiro

Selma Organizer, 1965
Photograph © Steve Schapiro

Eddie Brown being carried off by the Albany police, 1962
Photograph © Danny Lyon

Police Car Window, Atlanta, 1963
Photograph © Danny Lyon

Myrlie Evers at her husband's memorial service, June 15, 1963. Photograph © Flip Schulke

 The bullet hole in Medgar Ever’s home where he was assassinated in Jackson, Mississippi, June, 1963. Photograph © Flip Schulke

Stop Police Killings, Selma, 1965
Photograph © Steve Schapiro

Coretta Scott King, Ebenezer Baptist Church, attending her husband's funeral, (LIFE cover) on April 19, 1968. Photograph © Flip Schulke

Documenting The Road To Freedom

Civil Rights Photographs By
Danny Lyon • Flip Schulke
Steve Schapiro • Stephen Somerstein

The exhibition focuses on the historic 1965 March from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama to demand free-and-clear voting rights for African Americans. These powerful photographs capture the heroes of the Civil Rights movement – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and James Baldwin – but also the countless grass-roots organizers and anonymous marchers who risked everything to trudge a long, dusty, and violent path to equality.

March 26 thru May 2, 2015

148 North La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles


Juno Gemes said...

Powerful historic images.

Andi Schreiber said...

Once again, thank you for sharing. I'm heading to Montgomery, Selma and Birmingham this weekend. I'm beyond excited.

Margaret Neubauer said...

Great photos!!

PJ said...

I'm often surprised to find that larger than life historical events take place on such small stages. If memory serves me well, in the first photo Dr King is on or near the Alabama State Capitol steps and the church in the background on the left is the church he preached in, Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, now known as the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church. The land was bought in 1879 for less than $300.00.