Doris Derby discusses her work as a photographer and organiser at the heart of the civil rights movements in the United States with artist Hannah Collins. Through a series of defining images, Derby reflects on the historical event she witnessed first hand and their lessons for today’s generation of activists and artists.
Thursday 16 December
18:00 GMT London
13:00 EST New York
About A Civil Rights Journey
A Civil Rights Journey presents the astonishing archive of Dr Doris Derby: photographer, organiser, and teacher, active throughout the Civil Rights Movements of the mid-twentieth century in the Southern United States. An anthropologist by training, Derby photographed the human face of an everyday struggle for survival and liberty. This extensive volume documents the routines, joys, and sorrows of day-to-day African American life among such pivotal events as the Jackson State University shooting, the funeral of Martin Luther King Jr., and the 1968 Democratic Convention.
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