#1960Now Photographs of Civil Rights Activists and Black Lives Matter Protests
By Sheila Pree Bright, Introduction by Alicia Garza
Photographs of Civil Rights Activists and Black Lives Matter Protests.
By Sheila Pree Bright, Introduction by Alicia Garza.
The fight for equality continues, from 1960 to now. Combining portraits of past and present social justice activists with documentary images from recent protests throughout the United States, #1960Now sheds light on the parallels between the 1960s Civil Rights Movement and the Black Lives Matter movement of today. Shelia Pree Bright’s striking black-and-white photographs capture the courage and conviction of ’60s elder statesmen and a new generation of activists, offering a powerful reminder that the fight for justice is far from over. #1960Now represents an important new contribution to American protest photography.
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"As I observe the state of the country, I feel art can be a form of activism to create awareness and bring shared communities together to critically look at ongoing social and political struggles across the nation. #1960Now is a participatory and interactive exhibition interpreting intergenerational views of activism through socially engaged art. I would like to inspire dialogue that's most needed at this critical moment in our country between races, genders and generations." —Sheila Pree Bright
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